Unexpected discovery far from warzone: Huge cache of weapons, APC found at a private house outside Kyiv

16:10 Nov. 4, 2016

Huge cache of weapons, APC found at a private house outside Kyiv

Arsenal of weapons outside Kyiv (Photo source: kyiv.gp.gov.ua)

The arsenal was stored in an underground bunker

An underground bunker with a massive arsenal of weapons, including missiles, mortars and anti-tank mines, was found in a private house just outside Ukraine's capital, Kyiv prosecutor's office reported on Friday.

An armoured personnel carrier came as another unexpected find.

The arsenal was uncovered in a suburban village of Boryspil district, which is hundreds of kilometers away from Ukraine's conflict zone.

"During the search, which was conducted with the involvement of an explosive ordnance disposal team and a canine team, police discovered 60 objects looking like Grad rockets, items looking like shells for an infantry fighting vehicle, 4 items looking like ammunition to portable anti-aircraft missile system, about 200 items similar to anti-tank mines, an AT mounted grenade launcher, an anti-tank rocket launcher and numerous armor-piercing shells," Kyiv prosecutor's office said in statement.

The confiscated weapons will be sent for inspection.

Police have launched a criminal case, investigation is underway to find out where the weapons come from.

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