Fake Info About Ukrainian Saboteurs in 2016 Crimea Might Have Been What Sparked Russian Invasion of Ukraine

by Kseniya Kirillova The reason for Russia’s accusations was a shootout that occurred near Armiansk (northern Crimea) on the night of August 6-7, 2016. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced that it had thwarted several attempts by a terrorist group to commit sabotage and break through to Crimea from Ukrainian territory, leading to the deaths of a Russian serviceman and an FSB officer. According to the FSB, the sabotage group had been “trained and prepared by the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine”. Russian security…

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