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Joint Forces Operation area: weapons cache is uncovered in abandoned school

The weapons and ammunition cache was found in the abandoned school in Joint Forces Operation area. According to the preliminary data, the arms are registered as lost in fighting in 2014-2015.  

The cache was located in a non-residential building in one of the villages in Novoaidarivskyi district. SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation seized Kalashnikov gun AK-74 with silencer, two grenade launchers, three F-1 grenades, seven RGD-5 grenades, 40 charges for VOG-25, 1220 rounds of 5.4mm calibre. Exposed weapons arsenal was directed for examination.

Within the framework of open criminal proceeding under Part 1 Art. 413 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (Waste or loss of munitions) the urgent investigative and operative actions are under way.

Measures to detect places of illegal storage of military munitions were conducted jointly with the Police.

During 2019 on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk region SBU seized from the illegal circulation nearly 500 of small arms, ammunition, explosive devices and more than 15 kg of explosive material.

SBU continues to fight against illegal circulation of munitions in the Joint Forces Operation area.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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