Police launches national operation to counter illicit arms trafficking - Abroskin
The main purpose of the operation launched on September 7 is to counteract the illegal trafficking of weapons throughout the country, including the cessation of its supply from the ATO zone, First Deputy head Of the National Police of Ukraine, Criminal Police Chief Viacheslav Abroskin has said.
"Our main goal is the safety of citizens in the whole country. Only in the past 24 hours police officers had seized 25 firearms, about 2,000 units of ammunition and six explosive devices. Therefore we are strengthening our work on countering proliferation of weapons to protect every Ukrainian," he said.
The officer said illegal weapons are not only violation of the law, but also the cause of accidents when dealing with them. Tightened measures, first of all, are aimed at saving lives and health of citizens, as well as preventing crimes using weapons.