Ukrainian authorities arrested a French citizen May 21 for planning 15 attacks in France during the upcoming Euro 2016 soccer tournament.
Ukrainian police detained Gregoire Moutaux, 25, as he attempted to cross the border from Poland. Moutaux made several trips to Poland over the past months to buy weapons on the black market.
Ukrainian authorities released a video of the arrest and the massive arsenal Moutaux acquired to carry out the attacks. Moutaux had 5,000 rounds of ammunition, 100 detonators and 275 lbs of TNT explosives in his possession.
Ukrainian Intelligence Chief Vasyl Hrytsak said bridges, highways, a mosque and a synagogue were on Moutaux’s list of targets.
France has been in a state of emergency since the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, which claimed 130 lives. More than 90,000 police officers and military troops will patrol the streets during Euro 2016 — which kicks off Friday and runs through July 10 — to ensure safety for the 2.5 million fans attending the games. (RELATED: HALF Of France’s Military Patrols The Streets To Prevent Another Terror Attack)
The Stade de France stadium in Paris will host seven games, including the final. The stadium was an intended target during the November attacks, but security guards stopped the terrorists as they tried to enter the scrimmage between Germany and France. They instead detonated their vests outside the stadium, killing one civilian.
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