Moscow: attack on Russian territory by “Ukrainian saboteurs”. Podolyak replies
A group of “Ukrainian saboteurs” carried out a raid on Russian territory, killing one person and wounding a 10-year-old boy. This was reported by the governor of the Bryansk region, located on the border with Ukraine, on his Telegram channel.
Some people are being held hostage in a shop in the Bryansk region of Russia, reports the Tass news agency, confirming that “two villages have been attacked by saboteurs: Lyubechane and Sushany” and that six civilians are being held hostage in Lyubechane. Tass speaks of “several dozen armed militants” and “clashes” with Russian forces.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is today to chair an emergency meeting of the Russian Security Council on the “Ukrainian sabotage operation”. This was announced by the Kremlin spokesman of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency. Peskov explained that Putin is receiving reports from Russian military commanders in Bryansk on measures taken to counter the Ukrainian attack.
Putin canceled the trip he had planned to Stavropol “because of the situation in the Bryansk region”, explained the Kremlin spokesman. What happened, added Peskov, was an action by ”terrorists”. “We are talking about an attack by terrorists. Measures are now being taken to destroy these terrorists,” the Kremlin spokesman said.
The reaction of the adviser to the Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, Mykhailo Podolyak, was immediate: “The story of the Ukrainian sabotage group in the Russian Federation is a classic deliberate provocation. The Russian Federation wants to scare its people to justify the attack on another country and the growing poverty after a year of war. The partisan movement in the Russian Federation is getting stronger and more aggressive. Fear your partisans…”.