Romania to investigate information on illegal trade of arms from Ukraine

08.08.2016, Romania.

Romanian Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (Direcția de Investigare a Infracțiunilor de Criminalitate Organizată și Terorism, DIICOT) will check the data on the illicit trade of weapons brought from Ukraine, according to the press service of DIICOT, TASS news agency informed on August 7th.

DIICOT Chief Prosecutor Daniel Horodniceanu announced that the information provided by the British television channel Sky News will be investigated. The report of the channel shows the meeting of the journalists with arms dealers.

The Head of the Special Parliamentary Commission for Overseeing the Foreign Intelligence Service (Serviciul de Informații Externe, SIE) Mihăiță Calimente also confirmed the possibility of the arms transportation from the territory of Ukraine.

It is possible that there are Romanian citizens, who buy weapons in Ukraine and sell it to the West or the Middle East,” Calimente said.

The British journalists met with arms dealers in Romania. According to them, the dealers were aware that they were dealing with journalists and clearly stated that they were ready to sell arms to any customers. According to the dealers, the weapons were brought from Ukraine and were intended for customers in the Western Europe and the Middle East.

It was earlier reported that Ukraine is one of the sources of ISIL (Organization banned in Russia) weapon supply.



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