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The Arrest of Alleged Ukrainian Saboteurs in Crimea
The Arrest of Alleged Ukrainian Saboteurs in Crimea

Author(s): Daniel Szeligowski
Subject(s): Security and defense, Military policy, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych
Keywords: Crimea; Eastern Europe; Russia; Security; Ukraine
Summary/Abstract: Russia has announced that it has intercepted a group of Ukrainian saboteurs in Crimea. The FSB has accused them of planning terrorist attacks on the peninsula during Russian parliamentary elections in September 2016. The event may serve as a pretext for Russia to increase pressure on Ukraine in order to make it unilaterally implement the provisions of the Minsk Agreement. Vladimir Putin’s declaration that he will not attend a planned Normandy Four meeting may also be interpreted to mean that Russia’s aim is to test a new variant of political communication with the West.

  • Page Count: 2
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English