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Russia claims Ukraine planning to attack two nuclear power stations



    MoscowThe Kremlin has accused Ukraine of plotting to attack high-voltage power lines at two nuclear power plants in northern Russia.

    "In fact, the hostile actions of the Kiev regime against our country continue," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Thursday, according to Russian news agency Interfax.

    He was commenting on reports from Russia's FSB domestic intelligence agency on the arrest of two men who allegedly wanted to blow up high-voltage power lines to nuclear power plants to put the facilities out of operation.

    The FSB says there had been an attempted sabotage before May 9, the day that Russia commemorates the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.

    The perpetrators tried to blow up some 30 high-voltage power lines leading to nuclear power plants in the Leningrad region around St Petersburg and in the Tver region north of Moscow, according to the FSB.

    Two suspected Ukrainians had been arrested and another had been put on the wanted list, the security service said.

    The FSB has repeatedly reported on allegedly foiled terrorist attacks that are said to be the work of Ukrainian saboteurs.

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