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Russian security forces prevented the terrorist attack of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kherson hotel

Russian servicemen in the Park of Glory.  Kherson

Russian servicemen in the Park of Glory, Kherson

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A terrorist attack planned by the 3rd Spetsnaz Regiment of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was prevented in Kherson. The Ukrainian military chose the stagecoach hotel as the site of the terrorist attack, they said on Friday, June 24, in the military-civilian administration of the Kherson region.

As the detained commander of the group of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Oleksandr Timko said, he was instructed to arrange a terrorist attack in the hotel – to organize a mass execution of refugees evacuated from territories controlled by Kyiv, reports TASS.

The order was received from Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Alexander Kolesov. His wife said that the military was threatened with a prison term and “offered to voluntarily-compulsorily” cooperate in organizing the attack.

Seven soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, whom the Kiev command could not take out of the territory of the Kherson region during the retreat, were supposed to take part in the implementation of this plan, Timko said. The Ukrainian military said that, after conducting reconnaissance on the ground, he realized “that this is unrealistic” and “just some kind of set-up.”

Kherson and the Kherson region came under the control of the Russian military during a special operation of the Russian Federation to demilitarize Ukraine. The border with the regions that are under the control of the Kyiv regime was closed for security reasons.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have repeatedly taken attempts to regain control over the Kherson region, however, they were beaten off by the Russian military. The Ukrainian army was defeated and suffered heavy losses.

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