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Moscow names two men detained in connection with terror attack attempts in Crimea

August 11, 18:07 UTC+3
Moscow has also warned Kiev that the death of Russian military would not remain without consequences
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MOSCOW, August 11 /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has named two suspects detained in connection with the foiled terror attacks in Crimea: Yevgeny Panov and Andrei Zakhtei.

"The Russian side has carried out a series of operations in Crimean territory to liquidate an agent network of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry intelligence service," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement adding that the suspects linked to the terror attacks included both the citizens of Russia and Ukraine.

"All of them are giving confessionary evidence," the Russian Foreign Ministry added.

Moscow has also warned Kiev that the death of Russian military would not remain without consequences.

According to the ministry, any attempts to shake up the situation in Crimea are doomed to failure, and stability and security in the region will be ensured by all means.

"Pyotr Poroshenko endlessly flaunts 'unconditional support on the part of the U.S., NATO and the EU' in a 'struggle for getting back the annexed Crimea'," the statement said. "The West's connivance at this rhetoric has obviously played a bad role in the Ukrainian government's criminal decisions on organizing armed provocations in the Russian constituent region of Crimea."

"If the Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Armed Forces has been involved in these decisions, this means he is craving the role of a terminator of the peace process and if the decisions were taken without acknowledging him, the situation is even worse then," the ministry said.

Moscow is "concerned seriously by the Kiev government’s inaction on the background of a growing hostile rhetoric and violent actions undertaken and/or planned by the so-called volunteer battalions and other extremists," the statement said.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged partners to put pressure on Kiev and warn it against dangerous moves.

"We are urging partners once again to exert direct, serious pressures on the authorities in Kiev and to warn them against taking dangerous steps that might have the most negative consequences," the Foreign Ministry said. "Playing with fire is no good."

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