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KIEV, August 11./TASS/. Ukraine is initiating consultations on the situation in Crimea at a closed door session of the UN Security Council on Thursday, the press service of the Ukrainian Mission to United Nations wrote in Twitter.
"Ukraine requested for consultations today on Russian latest provocations in temporarily occupied Crimea," it said in a Tweet.
It said consultations were being initiated in line with instructions of the Ukrainian president.
Earlier Ukraine’s UN Ambassador Vladimir Yelchenko said a closed door meeting of the UN Security Council would be held on Thursday to discuss the situation in South Sudan, and he would have a chance to draw attention to the situation around Crimea.
"The United Nations Security Council will discuss growing tensions between Ukraine and Russia on Thursday in a closed door meeting," Reuters reports quoting diplomats.
The Russian Federal Security Service said on Wednesday that it had detained a group of Ukrainian saboteurs overnight to August 7 near the city of Armyansk (Crimea) and that it had prevented terrorist attacks in Crimea prepared by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s main intelligence directorate. Their planned targets were critically important infrastructure and life support facilities. Twenty improvised explosive devices containing more than 40 kilograms of TNT equivalent, ammunition, fuses, antipersonnel and magnetic bombs, grenades and the Ukrainian armed forces’ standard special weapons were found at the scene, the FSB said
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would do everything to ensure the security of citizens and infrastructure in Crimea.
Ukraine’s President Pyotr Poroshenko and the Foreign Ministry have rejected Moscow’s accusations, calling the alleged saboteurs’ detention a provocation.