The revolution: events in the ATO zone has not led to a surge in the smuggling of weapons into the EU

The armed conflict in the Donbass, despite the negative expectations, has not led to a sharp increase in the supply of arms to the countries of the European Union.

This was announced by first Deputy head of the State border service of Ukraine Vasyl Servatus during the seminar «Study of security issues on the borders of Ukraine», which took place on February 25 in Kiev, reports «European true».

«We don’t see increased smuggling of weapons and ammunition on the Western border. And our Western partners are not informed,» said he.

«Significant growth after 2014 had not taken place,» says the official.

He also noted that Ukrainian border guards pleased with the willingness of European partners to cooperate with the state border service of Ukraine.

«The Western border of Ukraine is a «friendly» border,» said Servatius.

Recall that in early February the security service of Ukraine has carried out anti-smuggling operation «Magistral» – checked passenger trains Railways plying in the international message, to determine the presence in the compositions of specially equipped hiding places for transportation across the border smuggled goods, including weapons.




The revolution: events in the ATO zone has not led to a surge in the smuggling of weapons into the EU 25.02.2016

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