Russia is not planning to strike Ukraine over Crimea

Russian Military commanders have no plans to strike Ukrainian territory in response to the terrorist attacks allegedly plotted by Kiev that were thwarted in Crimea, a Russian business daily reported, quoting a source close to the Defense Ministry. Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported that it had successfully prevented several terrorist attacks in Crimea in early August, which it says had been planned by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s intelligence agency. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday that Moscow had proof of this and would  present this evidence to Western powers if the latter were interested in taking steps to prevent such attacks in the future.

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