Kyiv, October 22, 2015. Ukrainian counter-intelligence staff discovered a cache with over 20 kg of TNT with electric detonators in the woods near Zaitseve yesterday. Militant subversives planned to use explosives to conduct a terrorist act. Ukrainian law enforcement officers discovered and neutralized a cache with ammunition in the woods near Katerynivka Donetsk region. One of the grenades in the cache had the pin removed so that the entire arsenal could have exploded at any moment. Sappers were called, they blasted the cache. Law enforcement officers is currently looking for the owners of the cache.
It was calm on the contact line over the last day: militants did not open fire towards Ukrainian positions. One Ukrainian serviceman was wounded by tripping an explosive device. The incident occurred near Zolote, Luhansk region.
Militants that were spying for Russia are being held liable for their crimes. The Court of Appeal of Chernihiv region upheld a sentence of eight years for a citizen of the Russian Federation, a serviceman of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation General Staff. The spy was trying to get information in the industrial defense sector. The perpetrator was detained last March. Firearms, rounds of ammunition, explosives and technical devices for information collection were seized from him during a search.
Note: This text is a transcript of the official briefing of the spokesperson of Administration of the President of Ukraine on ATO-related issues. Uaposition can not change the wording and terms used by the spokesperson. We disagree with the used terms “Russian backed militants” and “Pro Russian terrorist” instead of “Russian troops” and “Russian terrorists”. However, this is official terminology of Ukrainian authorities because as of now Ukrainian authorities don’t recognize Russia as a Party to the Conflict in Ukraine and don’t severs diplomatic relations and economic cooperation.