SBU seized 200 gun units and nearly 160 kg of explosives this year
6/24/2020 1:04 PM
Since the beginning of 2020, the Ukrainian security services have seized 207 units of firearms, 159 kilograms of explosives and more than 45,000 cartridges of ammunition, grenades and shells in illegal traffic.
This was reported in the SBU press center.
“The widest range of weapons and weapons has been found in hiding places in the combined forces operation area. In particular, they were discovered at different times in the Novoaydarsky, Starobelsky and Slavyansk regions. “, says the report.
The SBU seized 207 units of firearms, 159 kg of explosives and 45,000 munitions from illegal traffic / Photo: https://www.ssu.gov.ua
It has been established that these weapons are often exported from the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions to other regions, the SBU pointed out, noting that several of these caches were found outside the OOS, especially in the Volyn and Odessa regions. Also in March, at the checkpoint on the Lysychansk-Bakhmut highway, two people were arrested who illegally exported an arsenal of ammunition and weapons to the Kiev region, they added to the press center.
In addition, since the beginning of the year, the Service has eliminated four underground workshops which produce military weapons.
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Based on SBU documents, 58 criminal proceedings under Art. 263 (illegal handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives) of the Ukrainian Criminal Code. “In general, the arsenal seized is enough to arm two companies of military personnel,” concluded the security service.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru