Law enforcers foil Russia-plotted provocation outside Polish Consulate in Kyiv
In a preventive effort by the SBU Security Service and the National Police, 29 people were detained in Kyiv ahead of their attempt to stage a provocation, upon instructions by Russian intelligence, outside the Consulate of the Republic of Poland, apparently for a UAH 1,000 cash reward.
The SBU press service reported that law enforcers detained 29 people who "intended to engage in hooliganism outside the Consulate of the Republic of Poland for a cash reward of UAH 1,000 each."
"According to the plot of the act’s immediate organizer, representatives of the capital's sports clubs under the guise of a ‘youth organization’ were supposed to arrive at the Consulate headquarters and stage a show with the spilling of red paint, as well as hanging and burning of a jackstraw,” the report reads.
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During close inspection of a bus and two cars on which the group arrived, a traumatic handgun and a gas pistol were revealed and confiscated, as well as knives, provocative banners and flags, pyrotechnics (fireworks), and a model of a scaffold.