Russia Claims Arrest of 'Armed Ukrainian Spy'

Security forces in the Crimean city of Simferopol claim to have arrested an armed Ukrainian spy, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday.

Police seized a grenade, a pistol, and materials to construct an improvised explosive device from the man, who they accuse of working for the Ukrainian Defence Ministry.

The incident is the latest in a string of arrests against alleged "Ukrainian saboteurs and spies" in the disputed Crimean peninsula. Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) claimed that it arrested a group of Ukrainian saboteurs on Nov. 10, allegedly disrupting a plot against Crimea's military infrastructure.

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