Adam Osmaev
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Putin 'assassination plot foiled', Ukrainian official claims

Russian and Ukrainian security services have foiled a plot to assassinate Vladimir Putin after next week's presidential election, Ukraine's counter-intelligence agency has claimed.

Two men are being held.

One was said to have been arrested in Odessa after being wounded in an explosion at an apartment on 4 January which also killed another alleged plotter.

The second man, who was on the international wanted list, was arrested a month later after initially escaping, according to Ukrainian security.

  • 27 Feb 2012
  • From the section Europe