: 300 terror attacks thwarted in Ukraine - Poroshenko

15:00 Jun. 18, 2016

300 terror attacks thwarted in Ukraine - Poroshenko

Ukrainian law enforcers practice arrests of criminals in Kyiv (GettyImages Photo)

Ukraine's President says "enemy" tries to destabilise the country

Several hundred terrorist attacks have been thwarted in Ukraine, says country's President Petro Poroshenko. According to him, these attacks were planned to undermine the security situation in Ukraine. 

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"The fact that almost 300 acts of terrorism have been thwarted indicates, the significant efforts are put into the destabilisation of Ukraine", Poroshenko said on Saturday, June 18. 

At the same time Poroshenko didn't point at any particular countries he holds responsible for these attacks, describing them just as "enemy". However, it's no secret Ukraine accuses Russia of trying to destroy its sovereignty through many means, including violence. 

Poroshenko called the attempts to destabilise the situation within Ukraine one of the biggest challenges for the nation. He praised local law enforcement agencies for their efforts to prevent the attacks. 

Read also: Security Service says "foreign intel" behind attempts to create another pseudo-republic in Ukraine

"The SBU, the National Guard and the police are all working great in this direction", the President said. 

After the events of the Maidan Revolution, Ukraine has seen several dozens explosions in its major cities, classified as terrorist attacks by the local law enforcers. Kyiv accused Russian-backed separatist forces and their supporters of trying to create chaos in Ukraine in attempt to bring the current government down. 

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