As the “RG” correspondent at the Russian Federal Security Service PR Center was told, according to the plan of the Ukrainian special services, the undermining of power lines was supposed to lead to the closure of nuclear reactors and the interruption. of the normal operation of the nuclear power plant. Which, in turn, would cause serious economic and reputational damage to Russia. Terrorists managed to blow up one and undermine 4 power transmission poles of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant and plant explosive devices under 7 high-voltage pylons of the Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant. According to the FSB DSO, two citizens of Ukraine Oleksandr Maystruk with the call sign “Mechanic” and Eduard Usatenko – “Max” were detained. The third member of the terrorist group, a citizen of Ukraine and Russia, Yuriy Kishchak “South Coast”, fled to Belgium. He is wanted. Two citizens of the Russian Federation, accomplices of saboteurs who helped them with telephones, cars and false numbers, were also detained. 36.5 kg of S-4 explosives, 61 electric detonators, 38 electronic timers and 2 PM pistols with cartridges were seized from hideouts organized by Ukrainian agents. According to the FSB, the saboteurs underwent special training in Ukrainian camps in the Kiev and Nikolaev regions, after which they illegally crossed the Russian-Belarusian border in the Pskov region, where they entered transit through Poland and Belarus. .
In the interrogation footage, the detained Ukrainian citizen Oleksandr Maistruk said that he, together with two other saboteurs, mined seven pillars in the Likhoslavl region in the Tver region in one night. On the second day, according to Maystruk, they advanced towards the Leningrad region.
“I dug three pillars, Usatenko went to extract two pillars, there was an unexpected explosion, we ran away. Kishchak and I left, but Usatenko lost,” the Ukrainian agent said. Another detainee, Eduard Usatenko, with the call sign “Max”, said that he was recruited in October 2022 by Vitaly Gorbatyuk, an employee of Ukraine’s Foreign Intelligence Service.