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Voluntary weapons surrender starts since October 1 in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

Citizens who will hand over their weapons kept illegally will be exempted from criminal responsibility
20:16, 27 September 2019

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The month of voluntary surrender of weapons, ammunition and explosives starts since October 1 in Donetsk region. The press office of the National Police reported that. 

"You can hand over your weaponry to the police from October 1 to October 31," said the message.

It is also reported that citizens who will hand over their weapons kept illegally will be exempted from criminal responsibility. The aim of this procedure is to counteract to illegal spread and use of weapons.

It is mentioned that the possession of weapons without the authorization documents is a criminal responsibility, in accordance with article No. 263 (illegal weapons, ammunition and explosives handling) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, which imposes a penalty of seven years' imprisonment. 

"However, pt. 3 of the article No. 263 guarantees exemption from criminal responsibility if dangerous objects are surrended to the police voluntarily," added in the police. 

The law enforcers reminded that during the same ten-days procedure citizens handed over almost 150 firearms, 70 grenades, more than 8,000 ammo and about 10,000 detonators in April 2019. 

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