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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Western Special Services Preparing Ukrainian Saboteurs to Attack Russian NPPs: Russian Foreign Intel

© Sputnik . Kirill Zykov / Go to the mediabankOperation of the Kola NPP in the Murmansk region
Operation of the Kola NPP in the Murmansk region - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 11.10.2023
On Wednesday, Baku hosted the 53rd meeting of the Council of the Heads of Security Agencies and Intelligence Services of the Community of Independent States (CIS) members under the auspices of the State Security Service of Azerbaijan.
Western special services are preparing Ukrainian combat sabotage and terrorist groups to attack Russian nuclear power facilities, Director of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Sergey Naryshkin told reporters.

"Western special services are training Ukrainian combat sabotage and terrorist groups to attack nuclear power facilities in the Russian Federation. This has been established. Such acts, of course, were prevented by our special services [...] There were attempts to damage Kursk, Smolensk and Zaporozhye nuclear power plants," he told reporters on the sidelines of the 53th session of the CIS Council of the Heads of Security Agencies and Special Services.

A Russian serviceman is seen using a drone in the special operation zone in Ukraine. File photo - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 11.10.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
Two Ukrainian Drones Shoot Down Over Russia's Bryansk Region

Fighting Terrorism

On the other hand, Russian and Western intelligence services keep cooperating in the fight against international terrorism despite the tense political environment, although the scale of bilateral contacts has been reduced dramatically, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service Director Sergey Naryshkin said on Wednesday.

"In previous years, cooperation with Western services in fighting international terrorism was significant. The contacts remain, but the scale of cooperation has declined significantly," Naryshkin told reporters

The reduction in bilateral interaction has been caused by the aggressive policy of NATO states against Russia, including through the use of Ukraine as a proxy, he added.