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KIEV, August 11. /TASS/. Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry believes the charges with terrorism made after the detention of Ukrainian infiltrators in Crimea to be groundless, its press service said on Wednesday.
The ministry described the detention of infiltrators as ‘a provocation organized by the Kremlin’ and said it "rejects all the groundless accusations made against our country."
It also accused Russia of "unfolding a hybrid special operation under a contrived pretext."
Russia's Federal Security Service FSB said on Wednesday it had thwarted the terrorist acts, which the Main Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry had designed for effectuation in Crimea. A report at the FSB homepage said the Ukrainian military intelligence had been targeting the critical elements of Crimea's infrastructure and lie support systems.
The FSB said the masterminds of the abortive acts of subversion "aimed to destabilize the social and political situation in the region during preparations for the forthcoming federal and regional elections."
Vladimir Putin dismissed the attempt of the Ukrainian secret service to organize subversions in Crimea as a silly action and said its goal was to divert the Ukrainians’ attention from the current problems and the authorities that were robbing their own people.
"To have a meeting in the Normandy Four format, and particularly in China, is senseless in these conditions, as the people who seized power in Kiev at a certain moment in the past and who continues clenching it have obviously gone over to the practice of terror instead of looking or compromise solutions and ways of peace settlement," Putin said.