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TV: Russia, Ukraine agents foil anti-Putin plot
Russia's state TV: Russian and Ukrainian special services foiled plot to kill Putin
By The Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) ' Russia's state television says that Russian and Ukrainian special services have arrested a group of suspects accused of attempting to assassinate Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

The Channel One said Monday that the suspects were plotting to kill Putin in Moscow immediately after the March 4 presidential election, in which he is all but certain to reclaim the presidency.

The station said the suspects had been arrested in Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odessa, but didn't give any further details.

Russian and Ukrainian special services wouldn't comment on the report.

Earlier this month, the Ukrainian Security Service said it detained three Russian citizens on terrorist charges in Odessa on Feb. 4. It wasn't immediately clear whether those suspects were linked to the anti-Putin plot.

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