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Ukrainian citizen carrying weapons and explosives detained in Moscow Region

March 28, 2014, 11:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
"The so-called Ukrainian leadership is making direct threats of what they call a ‘guerilla war’ on the territory of Russia," deputy plenipotentiary representative of the president said
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MOSCOW, March 28. /ITAR-TASS/. A national of Ukraine who was carrying weaponry and explosives has been detained in the Moscow Region, Nikolai Ovsiyenko, a deputy plenipotentiary representative of the Russian President in the Central Federal District said Friday.

Ovsiyenko did not rule out that the man might have arrived in the Moscow Region for the purpose of organizing a ‘guerilla war’ here.

“The so-called Ukrainian leadership is making direct threats of what they call a ‘guerilla war’ on the territory of Russia and a question arises in this connection on whether or not we’re ready for this,” Ovsiyenko said.

“A man who had arrived from Ukraine with a huge arsenal of munitions and explosives - quite possibly, for translating those threats into life - was detained in the Moscow region several days ago,” he said. “All the details of the situation are being clarified now, as a criminal case against him has been instituted.”

On the whole, the crimes related to extremist activities grew almost 20% in the Central Federal District last year. “Given the current developments in Ukraine, this situation is causing a really big concern,” Ovsiyenko said.

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