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Ukraine’s Security Service seizes ammunition except rockets in Odesa

The rockets belonged to the sole state intermediary agency for Russia's exports/imports of defense-related products and services
08:30, 30 March 2019

Security Service of Ukraine

The Security Service of Ukraine commented on the situation with Russian rockets found in one of the ports in Odesa region.

“The law enforcement officers seized the grenade launchers RPG-7, RPG-18, RPG-22, anti-tank shells TM-62M, anti-personnel mines MOH-100, and TNT blocks at the amount of 200 kilograms. The grenades for RPG-7, powder charge packages to PG7PM, boxes with electric detonators and MCH-62 blowers were detected as well”, - the report said.

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The rockets belonged to the JSC Rosoboronexport, the sole state intermediary agency for Russia's exports/imports of defense-related and dual-use products, technologies and services.

The military cargo has not been stored in accordance with its name, but only with the number of containers and estimated weight.

 According to the report, the Russian Federation used Ukrainian Sea ports as the transit point for supplying ammunition to the third countries.

"This weapon arsenal could be used by the Russian Special Forces in order to create the so-called ammunition depot on Eastern Ukraine.  The purpose of this was to destabilize the situation in the region by the Russia-baked diversion groups”, - the report said.

Related: Ukraine's Emergency Service defuses more than 44,000 ammunitions in 2018

As we reported earlier, 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

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