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Crimean Tatar leader: FSB allegations may entail large-scale aggression

They look primitive but "these trifles" never stopped the Kremlin, he says.

Crimean Tatar leader: FSB allegations may entail large-scale aggression
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The Russian Federal Security Service's (FSB) allegations that Ukrainian intelligence was plotting terror acts in annexed Crimea may be used as a basis for Russia's aggression against Ukraine on an even larger scale, the head of the Crimean Tatar self-styled government Majlis, MP Refat Chubarov, has said on Facebook.

"The Russian special services almost entirely copy the methods used during the Soviet NKVD-MGB-KGB times. The Russian FSB's statement about saboteur groups of the Ukrainian Defence Ministry making their way from mainland Ukraine to Russia-occupied Crimea is nothing else but the Russian FSB's cover-up for its crimes in Crimea which it has already committed or only plans to commit," he said.

"The launched provocation may be used as a basis for Russia's aggressive actions against Ukraine on a larger scale," he added.

According to Chubarov, although the FSB allegations looks primitive, "these trifles" never stopped the Kremlin.

The Ukrainian Defence Ministry earlier described the FSB allegations as "red herring".