NewsFSB arrests man for plotting terrorist attack on Trans-Siberian Railway

FSB arrests man for plotting terrorist attack on Trans-Siberian Railway

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Saturday the arrest of a 61-year-old Russian citizen who, according to them, was planning to carry out a "terrorist attack" on behalf of Ukraine on the section of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) announced on Saturday the arrest of a 61-year-old Russian citizen who, according to them, was planning to carry out a "terrorist attack" on behalf of Ukraine on the section of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
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7:55 AM EDT, March 17, 2024

The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) apprehended a 61-year-old Russian citizen accused of plotting a terrorist attack on part of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Reports suggest the man was influenced by Ukrainian intelligence during his time in Lviv.

On Saturday, the FSB disclosed the arrest of a 61-year-old Russian, alleging he planned a “terrorist attack” on the Trans-Siberian Railway on Ukraine's behalf, as reported by the Polish Press Agency. This information was further confirmed by Reuters through Russian state agencies and media sources.

The FSB maintains the man was wooed by Ukrainian intelligence while in Lviv, before being sent back to Russia on a mission. His objective was to orchestrate an attack within the Sverdlovsk region in the Urals. According to Russian security services, the individual has admitted to the attack plans and is cooperating with authorities.

Trans-Siberian Railway: The Aimed Target

Lately, Ukraine has stepped up its offensive against Russian economic assets, with numerous refineries, particularly those in Russia's west, falling victim to such actions.

Ukrainian officials had previously hinted at targeting the Trans-Siberian Railway. This vital corridor links the country's east and west, indicating its destruction could significantly disrupt the Russian economy.