Russian cyclist Zakarin finishes second in Giro d’Italia Stage 20Sport May 27, 22:27
Putin, Erdogan agree to develop coordination of efforts for settlement in SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 19:29
Putin, Rouhani stress importance of joint efforts in settlement of Syrian conflictRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 27, 14:32
Federatsiya spacecraft’s first flight may be rescheduled to 2022 - sourceScience & Space May 27, 14:29
Zbigniew Brzezinski dies at age of 89World May 27, 6:57
More than two-thirds of Russians say would like to venerate St Nicholas’s relicsSociety & Culture May 27, 6:40
Russian space budget may grow this yearScience & Space May 26, 20:48
Moscow hopes London High Court will deliver judgement on Ukraine’s debt to Russia soonBusiness & Economy May 26, 20:21
Hungarian top diplomat: EU must discuss anti-Russian sanctionsWorld May 26, 19:56
MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. The US Department of State is behind the Ukrainian authorities’ attempts to carry out terrorist acts in Crimea, Crimean Head Sergei Aksyonov said in an interview with Rossiya-24 TV Channel on Thursday.
"You see, upon which path they [the Ukrainian authorities] have embarked - the path of terror. That is, they have decided to transfer abroad the method they have tested against their own citizens. But at the same time I’m confident that these are not their own actions and intentions - the US Department of State is behind them because Ukrainian officials wouldn’t have had the courage to hold such actions," the Crimean head said.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported on August 10 that it had prevented terrorist acts in Crimea that had been prepared by the Main Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
One FSB officer was killed during the operation to detain the terrorists. Later a serviceman of Russia’s Defense Ministry was killed as the saboteurs made a second attempt of intrusion. The terrorist attacks were designed to target critical infrastructure and life support facilities of Crimea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would do everything to ensure the security of citizens and infrastructure in Crimea. The Russian president called as silly and criminal the attempt by Ukrainian special services to carry out a subversive act in Crimea. He said their attempt was aimed at distracting attention from internal Ukrainian problems.