On September 10, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) stated that Ukrainian special services are providing an active assistance to ISIS members in Russia, according to the Russian state media.
According to the FSB, a detained ISIS member, Medzhid Magamedov, revealed that the Ukrainian side is involved in providing security, funds, weapons and explosives to ISIS members in order to carry out terrorist attacks in Russia and assasinate commanders of the Donetsk and Luganks People’s Republics in eastern Ukraine.
The FSB detained Magamedov in the Smolensk Regiion on September 9. FSB servicemen seized an IED and a gun belonging to the suspect. The detained person was allegedly preparing to assasinate one of the DPR commanders upon order from the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) and the Ukrainian paramilitary organization Right Sector.
According to the FSB, Magamedov visited Ukraine in early 2018 in order to meet with representatives of ISIS, whom later provided him with contacts in the SBU. Then, Magamedov reprotedly received a task to assasinate one of the DPR commanders. The Ukrainian side provided the suspect with means (an IED and a gun) to carry out the attack.