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Russia Says More Ukrainian 'Saboteurs' Apprehended In Crimea

Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) officers detain Dmytro Shtyblikov on suspicion of preparing a terror attack in Crimea, in Sevastopol on November 10.

Two more suspected members of a Ukrainian "saboteur group" have been arrested in Russian-annexed Crimea, Russian law enforcement officials say.

A video of the two suspects' questioning was aired on the Rossia 1 television channel on November 20.

The report said suspects Oleksiy Stohnyy and Hlib Shablyy, both former officers of the Ukrainian armed forces, were arrested last week.

Russian news agencies quoted unnamed officials as saying that the two and three other suspected "saboteurs" arrested earlier were members of a single group.

On November 10, officials announced they had "detained three members of a sabotage-terrorist group from the main intelligence directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry" in the city of Sevastopol.

Ukraine’s Defense Ministry called the claims "another fabrication of the Russian secret services aimed at justifying its own repressive measures against local residents and discredit Ukraine on the international arena."

Based on reporting by TASS and Interfax