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Putin assassination plot uncovered

By IANS/RIA Novosti,

Moscow : Ukrainian and Russian security services have uncovered a group plotting an assassination attempt on Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, the state-run Channel One reported Monday.

The group of criminals, who were already on the international wanted list, were detained in the Ukrainian city of Odessa.

According to the TV channel, the gang was planning to assassinate Putin in Moscow, soon after the presidential elections which will take place March 4.