Russia Claims Assassination Attempt on Crimean Governor Stopped by FSB

In a statement released by the Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s domestic intelligence agency announced on Monday that they had successfully foiled an assassination attempt on Sergei Aksyonov, the Moscow-appointed head of annexed Crimea.

The FSB claimed that the plot was orchestrated by Ukraine’s special services.

According to Russian state-run agency TASS, the FSB stated, “An assassination attempt organized by Ukraine’s special services targeting the head of the Republic of Crimea, Sergei Aksyonov, was foiled.”

Video footage, made public by the FSB, showcased masked agents apprehending an individual outside. They proceeded to uncover a bag containing an “explosive device.”

The FSB further added, “The bomber did not have time to carry out his criminal intentions, as he was detained while extracting the explosive device from its hiding place.” Limited details were provided regarding the detained individual, with authorities disclosing that he is a Russian national born in 1988.

In an interrogation video, the face of the man, whose identity was concealed, was blurred.

The Filthy American
The Filthy American
Formerly a resident of Iraqi Kurdistan during the Iraq war, now in the American south. European Division Desk Chief for Atlas News.

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