Russian sailor arrested for planning to blow up own country’s warship – FSB

The Jerusalem Post reports: “A Russian soldier was arrested by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) on charges of planning to bomb a naval vessel on behalf of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the FSB announced on Thursday.

According to the FSB, a servicemember of the Russian Navy was recruited by the Ukrainian special services to attack a ship of the Black Sea Fleet. The FSB seized two IEDs with a total mass of 1 kg of TNT equivalent from the servicemember.

The FSB added that the servicemember was suspected of transferring ‘information constituting a state secret’ to Ukraine.

According to Interfax, the servicemember is facing a possible sentence of life in prison.

The Russian TASS news agency reported that a video from the FSB showed the servicemember confessing to being promised Ukrainian citizenship and money by the SBU in exchange for carrying out the attack…”

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