Ukrainian army captain detained for selling improvised explosive devices

21.10.2017, Ukraine.

A Ukrainian army officer was detained in Odessa region of Ukraine for producing and selling improvised explosive devices, Interfax says citing the region’s police department on October 21.

“Criminal Investigation Directorate detectives together with military prosecutor’s office of Odessa garrison and Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) Counterintelligence Department’s 7th Military Counterintelligence Directorate officers  have detained a 27-year old engineer of one of Odessa’s region military units during the sale of improvised explosive devices”, the police department’s Facebook page message reads.

It is also reported that the Ukrainian army captain sold two modified cell phones and two electric detonators – a training and a combat one –  during the summer of 2017.

The deal was conducted under control of law enforcement officers and was fully documented.

A decision on criminal proceedings initiation is now being made. The Ukrainian army serviceman is being accused of several cases of Criminal Code of Ukraine violation.

Weapons and explosives trafficking has increased dramatically in Ukraine with the beginning of the so-called ATO (the way Kiev junta refers to its punitive operation – translator’s note). Weapons and explosives are being hauled from the combat zone with lack of any sort of control. A Chernigov region’s journalist acquired 3 RPG-18s in ATO zone in 2015. This weaponry was transferred to a local school. During an inspection of RPG’s performed by school staff members, an unintentional shot has been made, resulting in the death of a female superintendent.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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