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Unknown actors attempt to steal special communications cable near Kremlin

Source: RBC

A section of cable used for government communications has been stolen near the Kremlin, and those immediately responsible for the theft have been caught, wrote the news agency RBC. The cable was reported missing from a manifold near the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky bridge on March 25. On March 26, Federal Protective Service (FSO) representative Denis Simonov announced that the culprits had been “caught red-handed” at the scene. Simonov explained that one of the thieves attempted to escape law enforcement officers by jumping into the Moskva River and swimming across before he was pulled out and “practically saved” from the freezing cold water. RBC reported that the theft did not affect any government communications.