Moscow announced, on Tuesday, the arrest of more than 400 Ukrainian “nationalists and war criminals” who tried to cross the Russian border illegally, since the beginning of this year.
The Russian National Anti-Terrorism Service said, in a statement, that the detainees were arrested at the military checkpoints deployed on the country’s borders with Ukraine.
In a related context, the statement pointed out that the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) held a meeting chaired by its director, Alexander Bortnikov, to discuss efforts related to combating terrorism.
He stated that the meeting stressed the need to take additional measures regarding combating terrorism.
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On February 24, Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine, which was followed by angry international reactions and the imposition of “tough” economic and financial sanctions on Moscow.