And the agency’s public relations center said – in statements to the Russian “TASS” news agency – that “the service uncovered an operation by the Main Intelligence Department of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry under the supervision of NATO’s special services to hijack Russian Air Force fighter planes, but it managed to thwart this operation.”
The service stated that “Ukrainian military intelligence officers, working on behalf of the political leadership of their country, tried to recruit some Russian soldiers and incite them to land Russian planes at the airports controlled by the Ukrainian armed forces, and promised them to get money and also obtain citizenship in one of the European Union countries.” , stressing that the Ukrainian intelligence officers involved in the operation and their accomplices have been identified.
The service indicated that the discovery of these plans by the Federal Security Service for counterintelligence made it possible to strike a number of Ukrainian military facilities, adding, “During the military operation in Ukraine, Russian intelligence officers obtained information that helped our armed forces strike a number of Ukrainian military facilities.”
On the other hand, the office of the Luhansk People’s Republic in the Joint Control and Coordination Center reported that the Ukrainian forces fired 5 missiles from the US “HIMARS” system on the city of (Alchevsk) Lugansk.
The office stated, in a statement, reported by “Russia Today” channel, that “at 03:00 at night, the Ukrainian armed formations recorded shelling of the Alchevsk region with five missiles from the American HIMARS system,” adding that the Ukrainian forces continue to target residential neighborhoods and infrastructure in Regions and cities of the republics of Luhansk and Donetsk.
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