SBU detains Russian provocateur believed to have planned raid on parliament, cabinet buildings (UPDATE)

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March 31, 2014, 6:55 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Christopher J. Miller

A sign on the front of the official office building in Kyiv reads Security Service of Ukraine. The security service, known by the acronym SBU, said on March 31 that it had detained a Russian man it believes was planning to storm the country's parliament and Cabinet of Ministers building in an effort to destabilize Ukraine.
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Christopher J. Miller

American Christopher J. Miller was a Kyiv Post editor from 2013-2014. He now works for Mashable as a senior foreign correspondent. A former U.S. Peace Corps volunteer (Artemivsk in Donetsk Oblast, 2010-2012), he can be reached at

The Security Service of Ukraine said on March 31 that it had stopped a Russian man who investigators believe was planning to forcibly take over government buildings in Kyiv in an effort to destabilize the country.

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