The above video offers a clear summation of events with video footage from Russan television showing the explosives recovered, how they were hidden and who was caught with them.
August 7th and 8th, 2016, a total of 3 terror attempts were stopped from alleged Ukrainian Saboteurs crossing the border numbering in the dozens with Ukrainian Special Forces Explosive Equipment, multiple clashes ignited between alleged saboteurs and soldiers. 1 Russian Soldier and 1 FSB Unit were KIA and 5 Saboteurs Captured. Both Ukraine and Russia and now amassing Convoys of Armor and Troops on the Peninsula’s Border.
The Ukrainian military announced details about the leader of the Ukrainian saboteurs, who was detained by the FSB on suspicion of “preparing a terrorist attack.”
Yevhen Panov is an Energodar citizen (Zaporizhia region). He served in a separate motorized infantry 37th battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and performed tasks in the conflict zone in the Donbas. This was confirmed in a comment for Hromadske by battalion commander Olexander Lobas. Yevhen had the call sign “Eugene.”
“Official Yevhen Panov served in this battalion. During the year. We don’t have the right to name his rank and position. But he was a serviceman. He was in the ATO zone. He served near Avdiivka and Mariupol, as a part of the unit. Directly in Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Talakovka area. He is very experienced, a very serious man. With his civic-mindedness. And when he resigned, he was even asked to stay on a contract, but given the complexity of the moment in the Energodar, he decided to work in the public area”, – said Lobas.
According to the battalion commander, Yevhen Panov was demobilized in August 2015, he declined a new contract and decided to stay as a volunteer.
Here is Putin’s speech (with English subtitles) addressing the matter; as noted in the lead video, he does genuinely seem p’d off about the incident:
“This is very alarming news,” Putin said on August 10. “In fact, our security services prevented an incursion into the territory by a sabotage-reconnaissance group from Ukraine’s Defense Ministry.”a reference to proposals for a meeting between Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France on the sidelines of a Group of 20 summit on September 4-5 in China.
I reported on the attempt on the life of LPR leader Plotnisky, as mentioned by Putin:
Kiev’s reaction to the events in Crimea was to order it’s troops to full combat readiness:
This reaction has left the people of Donbass expecting a renewed offensive against them at any time:
These are very worrying times as a renewed conflict in Ukraine looks not only inevitable but appears to be about to explode at any moment. We will continue to report on events as they happen, not least because this is a situation that could easily provide the spark that ignites a European-wide conflict.