MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) prevented in a special military operation a terrorist attack by Ukrainian saboteurs on a Russian humanitarian convoy. The attack was being prepared on the instructions of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) using a booby-trapped car, the Center for Public Relations of the Russian Federal Security Service told TASS on Friday.
"The Federal Security Service in the course of a special military operation before the demilitarization and denationalization of Ukraine in the territory controlled by the Russian Armed Forces has suppressed the activities of a Ukrainian sabotage and terrorist group that was preparing a terrorist attack on a Russian humanitarian convoy and Russian servicemen using a booby-trapped vehicle on the instructions of Ukrainian Security Service officials," the FSB said. A criminal case was initiated against the detained members of the sabotage and terrorist group under part 1 of Article 30, part 1 of Article 361 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Preparation for an act of international terrorism).
Two Igla man-portable air defense systems with rocket launchers, three RPG-8 grenade launchers, PKM machine gun, AKM assault rifle, PM handgun, 127 hand grenades (F-1, RGD-5, RGN), 18 anti-tank and magnetic mines, including MON-200, MON-50, OZM-72, MPM, KZU, an anti-tank mine with a remote detonator, 8 kg of plastic and a home-made explosive device were taken from the equipped caches. The seized weapons included 42 fuses and detonators, over 5,000 cartridges, a BM-4 blasting mashine, radios, night vision goggles and a booby-trapped vehicle.
Ukrainian saboteurs put 8 kilograms of plastic in the front bumper of the car in order to organize an attack on the Russian humanitarian convoy from a distance of 5 meters, one of the detained saboteurs, the video of the interrogation of whom was distributed by the Russian FSB, said.
According to the video, the sabotage group's vehicle contained eight kilograms of plastic in the front bumper, the bomb was to be detonated remotely. "This [vehicle] was to be equipped with an explosive substance in the front bumper to inflict Russian equipment at a distance of approximately five meters," the detainee said.