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War in Ukraine: Russia denounces Ukrainian attacks against its territory


UPDATE ON THE SITUATION - Russia has accused Ukraine of launching a drone against an air base in Russian territory, killing three soldiers.

Ukraine, which demands Russia's exclusion from the UN, Russia, which denounces Ukrainian attacks on its territory, the FSB, which claims to have eliminated a "group of saboteurs" who were trying to enter Russia...

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The FSB says it eliminated a Ukrainian “group of saboteurs” who were “attempting” to enter Russia

The FSB also said Monday that a group of Ukrainian


had tried to enter Russian territory on Sunday, in the Briansk region, bordering Ukraine, in possession of weapons and explosives.

"Following armed clashes on December 25, four saboteurs were eliminated,"

said the FSB, which is also in charge of border protection.

A video, broadcast by the Ria-Novosti news agency and attributed to the FSB, shows bloodied corpses, surrounded by weapons and dressed in winter camouflage uniforms.

AFP was unable to confirm this information from an independent source.

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Ukraine calls for Russia's exclusion from the UN

Ukraine called on Monday for the exclusion of Russia from the United Nations, a request with little chance of succeeding, Moscow having a right of veto in the Security Council of the United Nations.

"Ukraine calls on UN member states (...) to deprive the Russian Federation of its status as a permanent member of the UN Security Council and to exclude it from the UN as a whole"

, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

According to Ukrainian diplomacy, Russia

“illegally occupies the seat of the USSR in the UN Security Council”

since 1991 and the dislocation of the Soviet Union into 15 new countries.

"Russia is a usurper of the seat"

of the USSR at the United Nations,

Russia denounces Ukrainian attacks against its territory

Russia on Monday accused Ukraine of attacking its territory, including launching a drone against an air base in Russian territory, hundreds of kilometers from the front, the second such operation this month.

According to Russian news agencies, a Ukrainian drone was shot down as it approached the Engels base in the Saratov region overnight, some 600 km from Ukraine.

"Following the fall of the wreckage of the drone, three Russian technicians who were on the airfield were fatally injured"

, according to the TASS agency quoting the Ministry of Defense.

This report of three soldiers killed was confirmed by the regional governor, Roman Boussarguine, on his Telegram account.

On December 6, this same Engels base, which houses Russian strategic bombers, was targeted by Ukrainian drones, according to Moscow.


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Russia: the boss of an investigation site placed on the list of wanted persons

The executive director of the Bellingcat investigative site, journalist Christo Grozev, has been placed on the wanted list in Russia, according to information available Monday in the database on the Russian Interior Ministry website.

Christo Grozev, a Bulgarian citizen, born on May 20, 1969,

“is wanted for violation of an article of the Russian Criminal Code”

, according to the same source which does not provide further details.

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Created in July 2014 by a British blogger, Eliot Higgins, the Bellingcat site, based in the Netherlands, specializes in journalism based on the analysis of data accessible to everyone online - Osint ("Open source intelligence" in English).

Lately, the Bellingcat team has been mainly focusing on the Russian military intervention in Ukraine that began at the end of February.

Russia, which recently called Bellingcat a


, deemed the organization


on its territory.

Source: lefigaro

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