Ukraine acknowledges sting operation for first time following CNN report
On Friday, Ukraine acknowledged a sting operation that aimed to lure suspected war criminals out of Russia. The country has not commented on the incident before. CNN released an investigation last week in which three former high-ranking Ukrainian military intelligence officials described operations that were designed to lure the war criminals out of Russia to face prosecution for acts of violence or crimes committed in eastern Ukraine. In Ukraine, separatists backed by Moscow have been fighting for years. However, the attempted operation failed when the Russians were arrested in Minsk last year.