August 10, 2016 / 1:03 PM / in 3 years

Ukraine denies Russia's claim of attempted armed incursion into Crimea

KIEV (Reuters) - A spokesman for Ukrainian defense intelligence denied Russia’s accusation on Wednesday that special forces had attempted an armed incursion into Crimean territory.

“This is fake information,” a spokesman told Reuters.

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) said it had thwarted Ukraine’s planned incursion that was supposed to target critical infrastructure. The FSB said that a Russian soldier and an FSB employee had been killed in the clashes.

The FSB said the attempted incursions had taken place over the weekend.

Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Louise Ireland

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