Reuters: Russia accuses Ukraine of trying to get saboteurs into Crimea
Russia said it had thwarted two armed Ukrainian attempts to get saboteurs into Crimea and dismantled a spy network inside the annexed peninsula, accusations Ukraine dismissed on Wednesday as "fake information".
The allegations by Russia's FSB security service follow an uptick in Russian military activity in northern Crimea and heavier fighting in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian government troops are battling pro-Russian separatists.
If true, the events - which the FSB said involved at least two armed clashes on the border between Crimea and Ukraine - would be the most serious escalation on the contested peninsula since Moscow annexed it from Ukraine in 2014.
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