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SBU Exposes Secret Arsenals of Weapons of First Deputy PM of So-Called ‘LPR’

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The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) exposed two hidden arsenals of weapons in the Luhansk and Rivne regions.

The cache found near Severodonetsk was made by the so-called “First Deputy Prime Minister of Luhansk People’s Republic” in 2014. He is currently on the national wanted list for participating in a terrorist organisation.

The law enforcement officers seized the following things from the cache in the underground storage of the former household of militants’ leader in Bobrove village:

  • RPG-18 Mukhaanti-tank grenade
  • RPG-22 anti-tank grenade
  • 20 RGD-5 grenades with fuses
  • Almost 4,500 cartridges of various calibres

SBU officers found another weapons and ammunition cache near the village of Rokytne, Sarny district, Rivne region.

The following things were seized from the hiding place in a forest strip:

  • Six RPG-22 anti-tank grenades
  • 22 RGD-5 and F-1 grenades with fuses
  • Four signal mines
  • Five destructors
  • 17 signal cartridges
  • More than 200 5.45mm cartridges

Currently, the information on the sources of these means of destruction, persons involved in the cache arrangement, and the purpose of possible use are being established.

Natalia Tolub

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