Ukrainian security service says it foiled 15 terrorist attacks in France

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SBU officers arrest French citizen as he tries to cross the Ukrainian-Polish border and to smuggle weapons in late May

Ukraine’s SBU security service has thwarted at least 15 planned terrorist attacks targeting the upcoming UEFA Euro 2016 European soccer championship in France, the service’s head, Vasyl Hrytsak, said on June 6.

Hrytsak told journalists at a press conference in Kyiv that the SBU detained and arrested a member of a French terrorist group late in May, after a six-month-long special operation. He said the SBU detained the suspect at a customs checkpoint in Yahodyn, a town near the Ukrainian-Polish border in Volyn Oblast 500 kilometres southwest from Kyiv. The suspect was attempting to smuggle a large amount of weapons across the border, Hrytsak said.

For the full story, please visit The Kyiv Post.

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