Ukraine says breaks up armed insurgent group in Kiev, two killed

KIEV Ukraine’s safety service stated on Thursday it had broken up an armed insurgent group that operated out of Kiev and other major Ukrainian cities and that two folks had been killed for the duration of the operation.

The SBU security service detained two Russian and three Ukrainian citizens soon after a shootout in which a unique forces officer and a Russian member of the armed group had been killed, spokeswoman Olena Gitlyanska said on Facebook.

“Just in 1 location in the capital we located eight homemade explosive devices, 4 kilograms of TNT, automatic weapons, about forty hand grenades and two,000 cartridges,” Gitlyanska stated.

Kiev has repeatedly accused Moscow of supporting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and of attempting to destabilize other Ukrainian regions.

The United Nations said this week that arms and fighters have been nevertheless pouring into rebel-held places of eastern Ukraine from Russia and that the death toll from 20 months of fighting now exceeded 9,100.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk Editing by Gareth Jones)

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