Grenade launchers, explosives and Russian passports seized from Transnistria's immigrants in Odesa

Source : 112 Ukraine

Drugs, over 1000 newspapers, which encouraged to join to the illegal armed forces, were seized
18:52, 1 February 2019

Press Service of National Security and Defense Council

The workers of the Security Service of Ukraine busted the group of immigrants from the non-recognized Transnistria. The members of the group were making all the preparations for committing loud crimes that were supposed to destabilize the situation in Ukraine. The press-service of the Security Service of Ukraine reported this.

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During the sanctioned searches of the residences of two foreigners, citizens of Transnistria and one citizen of Ukraine who was born in Transnistria and who visits this territory on the regular basis, the law enforcement found our two rocket launchers, one explosive charge, passports and a driving license of the Russian Federation.

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'Drugs, over 1,000 newspapers, which encouraged to join to the illegal armed forces due to, so to speak, the illegitimacy of existing authorities and the law enforcement of Ukraine, were seized from the malefactors', the report said.

The Security Service of Ukraine continues investigation on finding their functions in creating of the illegal armed force called 'The Ukrainian People’s (National) Army'.

Earlier, pro-Russian separatists in Transnistria declared independence from Moldova in 1990. Later, the separatists conducted a war against the government forces, when around 1,000 people were killed.

The conflict has been frozen since Russian troops stationed in Transnistria during the Soviet era intervened on the side of the separatists. Transnistria's independence is not recognized by any internationally recognized country, but Moscow has been unofficially backing the separatists’ self-declared government.

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