2 Ukrainians tried to bring arms into Russia, were detained after short firefight.


Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ

1st December, 2015


The staff of the Border Department of Russia in the Rostov region recently detained two citizens of Ukraine who tried to smuggle weapons in. The men legally crossed the state border. They were detained when they tried to pick up the previously buried munitions at the border.

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A search in the area of detention of the car revealed a cache which contained weapons and ammunition: sniper rifle, a Kalashnikov rifle, 2 grenade launchers, more than 600 rounds of ammunition and grenades, according to the press service of the FSB of Russia across the Rostov region.

During the arrest the men tried to escape. Border guards used gunfire to stop the violators. According to what is written under articles 222 and 226.1 of the criminal code, the violators could face up to 12 years of imprisonment.

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