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    At least seven people have been detained on suspicion of involvement in a foiled terrorist attack in Russia's Crimea, a Russian law enforcement source said Wednesday.

    OSCOW (Sputnik) — Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said earlier on Wednesday it had dismantled a spy ring organized by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in Crimea, detaining both Russian and Ukrainian nationals involved in preparing terrorist attacks on the peninsula.

    "Seven people have been detained, including local agents-coordinators in Crimea," the source told RIA Novosti.

    Two Russian servicemen have been killed in preventing the attacks. Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Kiev of resorting to terrorism.

    The Ukrainian General Staff has denied the claims calling them a provocative act by Moscow.

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