Security service spokesman Artem Dehtyarenko, whose voice can be heard during the narration of the video, said: “Security service agents discovered a Russian military intelligence agent who was planning a series of terrorist acts in the Odessa region. crimes. According to SBU information, the agent is a foreigner who visited Ukraine periodically on Russian special service missions. Its curators were representatives of Russian military intelligence operating from the territory of the unrecognized Republic of Transnistria. The main task of the criminal was to shake up the political situation in the Odessa region through sabotage.
Officials from Russia’s foreign and defense ministries did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Kiev, Washington and Western capitals have raised concerns about a build-up of Russian troops near Ukraine and the possibility of an invasion.
US and Russian officials met in Geneva on Monday to try to defuse the crisis.
Moscow has denied planning an attack and accused Ukraine and NATO of fomenting tensions, demanding that the US-led alliance guarantees that it will not accept Kiev’s membership.