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36 Russian surface-to-air missiles found in Ukraine's Odesa

Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios and Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko asked to pass these missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The Government supported such initiative
13:45, 27 March 2019

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Law enforcers found 36 Russian surface-to-air missiles for man-portable air defense systems “Pechora” in Odesa region, southern Ukraine, as Yuriy Lutsenko, Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, said at the session of Ukraine’s Government, broadcasted by 112 Ukraine.

The law enforcers found 36 anti-aircraft missiles, which were supposed to be smuggled from Eritrea (East Africa) to the port.

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Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios and Yuriy Lutsenko asked to pass these missiles to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

“On the basis of arrest the mentioned property, ammunition and missile system is proposed to be passed to the Armed Forces of Ukraine by sending a letter to the establishment on the necessity of such weapons for our army. I would like to stress that if the Government accepts this proposal, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will receive a modern man-portable air defence system “Pechora”, Matios noted.

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