Ukraine’s security service, the SBU, announced on Monday that it had detained a Russian military intelligence agent accused of planning attacks against the country.
The agent was specifically accused of planning an attack on the port of Odessa, Ukraine’s largest Black Sea port, and was detained while attempting to recruit someone to carry out the attacks, Reuters reported.
“(His) main task was to shake up the political situation in the Odessa region through sabotage and terrorist acts,” the SBU said, though the agency did not provide additional details, according to the news service.
The U.S., along with other Western and Ukrainian leaders, has long had concerns regarding Russia’s military buildup and a possible invasion into Ukraine. Though Russia has denied plans of an attack, Moscow has also demanded that NATO not extend to Ukraine a membership invitation to the military alliance, Reuters added.
The move comes as the U.S. and Russia prepare for talks set to start in Geneva on Monday in an effort to de-escalate the crisis between Russia and Ukraine… More about this article in the link below…