Deputy Head of Ukraine’s SBU Security Service, Viktor Kononenko told a briefing on Oct. 3, Censor.NET reports.
According to him, Russia continues plotting provocations to destabilize the situation in Ukraine while the SBU has successfully prevented some of them. "On Sept. 15 and 16, [the SBU] in conjunction with the National Police foiled plans of former leader of the Molodi Rehiony NGO, Serhii Khyzhniak who is hiding in the Russian Federation, to stage a provocative action outside the Presidential Administration of Ukraine under instruction and at the expense of Oleksandr Yanukovych," Kononenko said.
He also said those who agree to carry out the act of provocation were offered $3,000.
"An advance payment in the amount of 30,000 hryvnia (about $1,070) was transferred by Khyzhniak to the bank card of the action perpetrator immediately after he gave consent to carry it out," Kononenko said.
According to the law enforcer, the SBU detained and questioned the organizers and participants to the planned action, collected the evidence that it was sponsored, seized the relevant papers.