Putin calls emergency assembly after ‘Ukraine took hostages in Russia’

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the ceremony of opening the Big Circle Line (BCL) of the Moscow Metro (subway) via videoconference in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 1, 2023. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Russian president Vladimir Putin is known to have referred to as an emergency safety council assembly (Image: AP)

Vladimir Putin is anticipated to carry a gathering of his nationwide safety council at present over an alleged Ukrainian sabotage group that has ‘taken hostages’ in Russia.

Unconfirmed stories from Moscow state {that a} group of as much as 50 Ukrainians had crossed the border within the Bryansk area.

The Federal Safety Service stated in an announcement to Russian information businesses that its personal forces and the military had been making an attempt to liquidate what it described as ‘an armed group of Ukrainian nationalists’ who had infiltrated.

Some disinformation specialists have already branded this as propaganda on Twitter, and a ‘possible false flag operation and disinformation campaign’ coming from the Kremlin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Director of Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov attend a meeting of the service's collegium in Moscow, Russia, February 28, 2023. Sputnik/Gavriil Grigorov/Pool via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.

Putin and director of Russian Federal Safety Service (FSB) Alexander Bortnikov attend a gathering of the service’s collegium in Moscow (Image: Reuters)

Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to Volodymyr Zelensky, additionally confused this was ‘classic deliberate provocation’ from the invader.

In an announcement on Twitter, he stated: ‘Russia needs to scare its individuals to justify the assault on one other nation and the rising poverty after the yr of warfare.

‘The partisan movement in Russia is getting stronger and more aggressive. Fear your partisans.’

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Particulars stay unclear, however Bryansk governor Alexander Bogomaz stated they’d shot and killed one particular person.

‘Today, a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group penetrated the Klimovsky district in the village of Lubechanye,’ Bogomaz stated on his Telegram channel.

‘Saboteurs fired on a moving car. As a result of the attack, one resident was killed and a 10-year-old child was wounded.’

He stated Ukrainian armed forces had launched a drone assault and fired artillery shells at different areas close to the border.

The state-owned RIA Novosti information company reported on its Telegram channel that Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stated that Putin cancelled a deliberate journey to Stavropol ‘due to the situation in the Bryansk region’.

The president informed the FSB this week that it wanted to step up its guard in opposition to espionage and what he referred to as terrorist threats emanating from Ukraine and the West.

‘Your task is to put a barrier in the way of sabotage groups, to stop attempts to illegally transport weapons and ammunition into Russia,’ he stated in a speech on Tuesday.

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