Counter-intelligence unit of Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) prevented terrorist attack that could cause mass victims in the center of Kiev. This attack was planned by Russian secret service.
This was reported by SSU adviser Markian Lubkivskiy during the briefing today.
During special operation of counter-intelligence unit we captured a saboteur who was supposed to deliver powerful bomb from Lugansk to Kiev, she was getting orders from foreign secret service. She was supposed to leave it in a certain place. Russian curators selected crowded locations in Kiev, the Independence Square or government district with the building of President of Ukraine Administration.
Counter-intelligence service 1st noticed the 30 y.o. woman who lived in Lugansk about 3 weeks ago. She was a contact person of a man who serves in Russian secret service, Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. His nickname is “Constantine”. He personally trained her and guided her every move. In order to fulfill the criminal plan, the woman arrived to Kiev from Lugansk by passenger bus.
The homemade bomb was in the woman’s bag. Following “Constantine” instructions the woman was frequently changing phones and sim-cards. At the certain time she tried to leave the bag in the place that was given to her. At this moment the woman was captured by counter-intelligence unit.
Experts say that in the woman’s bag there was remote controlled explosive device equipped with metal particles to increase the damaging effect and it had special mechanism that could activate the bomb when somebody would attempt to open the bag. The explosive power of the bomb that was neutralized by pyrotechnics was 3 kg of TNT equivalent.
The criminal case was started according to Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (act of terrorism), the arrested woman made a confession, the investigation continues.
The head of Security Service of Ukraine reported to the President of Ukraine and to the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. Markian Lubkivskiy said the Security Service coordinates its activities with other law enforcement agencies.
This extraordinary event is a cynical attempt on the life of Kiev people and guests of Kiev. Even experienced counterintelligence were shocked. The Security Service makes everything and will make everything possible to ensure peace of people during New Year holidays. But we are asking everybody to be careful during events with many people involved.
Here are the photos published by Security Service of Ukraine.
And here is a video published by Security Service of Ukraine. In the video the woman from Lugansk confessed that she planned this terrorist attack ordered and directed by “Constantine”. She is reading her statement written by her on the paper.
Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at http://www.sbu.gov.ua/sbu/control/uk/publish/article?art_id=135434&cat_id=39574