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Russia’s FSB agency tasked with engineering coups in Ukrainian cities, UK believes

By Dan Sabbagh

13 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

Britain believes that Russia’s powerful FSB spy agency has been given the task of trying to engineer coups in Ukraine’s major cities in the immediate aftermath of any invasion launched by the Kremlin.

The assessment is that an attack would see Russia strike first against military targets, then encircle the capital, Kyiv, and possibly other major cities, with FSB saboteurs then expected to try to install pro-Russian leaderships within.

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