September 11, 2018  |  Updated September 24, 2018

Russian Media Reports on Fake FSB Claims

By Polygraph

On Monday, September 10, personnel of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in the city of Smolensk detained a Dagestani who was allegedly plotting to kill a former official of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic,” a puppet state set up by Russia in eastern Ukraine. FSB officials claimed the man told them he had been working with Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), the far-right group Right Sector (Pravy Sektor) and the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

Ukraine’s SBU denied the claims: TASS quoted Ukrainian officials who said they were “too funny to comment on.” This is not the first time Russian authorities or their allies in Ukraine have accused the Kyiv government of working with IS.

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