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Ukraine: Poroshenko puts military units on high alert near Crimea border01:47

Ukraine: Poroshenko puts military units on high alert near Crimea border

Ukraine, Kiev
August 11, 2016 at 15:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered military units near the Crimean peninsula and in eastern Ukraine to "be at the highest level of combat readiness," following a meeting with the heads of Ukraine's security services in Kiev on Thursday.

"I order the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the Security Service of Ukraine to be at the highest level of combat readiness. Special attention is for the border guards in Crimea, on the administrative border, and contact line [in Donbass]," Poroshenko stated.

Moreover, Poroshenko called on Ukrainian citizens to "refrain from visiting Crimea due to numerous provocations."

The Ukrainian president's order follows Wednesday's announcement by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) that it had foiled attacks planned by Ukrainian military intelligence in Crimea. The aim of the attacks was to destabilise the social and political situation in the Crimean peninsula ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections in September, the FSB said. Two Russian officers were killed during the operations.

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ordered military units near the Crimean peninsula and in eastern Ukraine to "be at the highest level of combat readiness," following a meeting with the heads of Ukraine's security services in Kiev on Thursday.

"I order the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the Security Service of Ukraine to be at the highest level of combat readiness. Special attention is for the border guards in Crimea, on the administrative border, and contact line [in Donbass]," Poroshenko stated.

Moreover, Poroshenko called on Ukrainian citizens to "refrain from visiting Crimea due to numerous provocations."

The Ukrainian president's order follows Wednesday's announcement by the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) that it had foiled attacks planned by Ukrainian military intelligence in Crimea. The aim of the attacks was to destabilise the social and political situation in the Crimean peninsula ahead of the Russian parliamentary elections in September, the FSB said. Two Russian officers were killed during the operations.

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