: Record number of illegal arms from Donbas found at premises of Dnipro-1 Regiment

14:08 Jul. 6, 2016

Record number of illegal arms from Donbas found at premises of Dnipro-1 Regiment

Pro-Russian rebels fire artillery grad rockets towards Debaltseve on February 18, 2015, near Vuglegirsk, Ukraine. (Getty Images)

Investigative actions are under way

A record number of weapons, ammunition and explosives illegally brought from the Donbas conflict zone has been found at the premises of Dnipro-1 Regiment of Patrol Police Service of the Main Department of the National Police in Dnipropetrovsk region, the Office of Public Relations and Mass Media of the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine told an UNIAN correspondent.

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"The Department for investigation of particularly important cases in the field of economy of the Prosecutor General's Office, in close cooperation with the SBU's Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime and the SBU's Department on Combating Corruption and Organized Crime in Kyiv and Kyiv region, as well as the management of the internal security of the National Police of Ukraine in Kyiv and the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, on Wednesday morning launched a special operation to seize the illegally held weapons and ammunition, which had been stolen and taken out of the ATO zone," the report says.

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According to the PGO, "having conducted investigative actions at the place of dislocation of the Dnipro-1 regiment of patrol police service of the Main Department of the National Police in Dnipropetrovsk region, the officers revealed a record number of illegally held weapons, ammunition and explosives, which had been stolen and taken out of the ATO zone as milsurp military property had been used in clashes with the DPR and LPR militants.

Reporting by UNIAN

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