KHERSON, 23 Sep – Ukrainian saboteur Valery Panchuk, detained by Russian security forces, who planned to blow up a power line that supplies Crimea, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions with electricity, also admitted to committing two terrorist attacks that did not cause casualties, as he himself said
The day before, an employee of the power structures of the Russian Federation said that the Russian security forces prevented a series of terrorist attacks in the Kherson region, which was planned to be carried out by the Main Directorate of Intelligence (GUR) of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, including during a referendum, one saboteur was neutralized, the second, a former employee of the internal affairs bodies of Ukraine Panchuk, was detained .
Panchuk said that his actions were controlled by a GUR officer named Vitaliy. In addition to the task of blowing up power lines, he ordered him to blow up a resident of Novaya Kakhovka.
“He told me the address, I (an explosive device – ed.) put it in the trash can, at the time when it passes by, I will have to press the button. I pressed it, but nothing happened. That is, when Vitaly called, I told him that nothing had happened, he told me to pick up this box so that it would not get anywhere and that nothing would happen to it,” the detainee said.
He admitted that he was afraid of an explosion when he would pick up a failed device. “I say, what if it explodes in my hands? He said: “Open it, turn off the button there and take it away.” I took it, brought it home,” Panchuk said.
A week later, according to him, Vitaly called again and said to pick up a new explosive device and plant the same citizen on the route. “I put this box, the next time it all worked out: it exploded, there was smoke, I left. A couple of days later I found out that this man was alive and well, everything is fine,” the detainee concluded.