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11 tanks and two armored personnel carriers seized from residents of the Poltava region of Ukraine

More than 7,000 weapons, two armored personnel carriers (APCs) and 11 tanks were confiscated from civilians in the Poltava region of Ukraine in five months. This was announced on Wednesday, July 27, in the prosecutor’s office of the region.

“In the Poltava region, more than 7,000 weapons, ammunition, two armored vehicles and 11 tanks were confiscated from local residents,” the prosecutor’s office said.

They also noted that 92 criminal proceedings were initiated on the facts of illegal acquisition and storage of weapons.

According to the report, 158 firearms, 46 automatic weapons, 8 machine guns, 54 grenades and many other ammunition were confiscated from local residents.

It is emphasized that crime has decreased in the region by 35%.

Earlier that day, Dmitry Polyansky, First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the international organization, told Izvestia that in order to control the supply of weapons to Ukraine by the UN, an embargo should be imposed against this country by adopting a corresponding Security Council resolution.

He also added that Moscow is raising and will raise this issue in the UN Security Council. Earlier, Europol reported on the facts of arms smuggling from Ukraine. However, Kyiv demanded proof of these accusations.

On July 21, a spokesman for the European Police Agency, Jap Op Gen Oort, said that the agency notes signs of arms smuggling from Ukraine. In response, a day later, Secretary of the National Defense and Security Council (NSDC) Oleksiy Danilov said that the Ukrainian government was waiting for evidence from the European Police Agency (Europol) confirming the smuggling of weapons into European countries.

On July 11, a member of the Russian hacker group RaHDIt, on condition of anonymity, said that, according to operational data, weapons supplied to Ukraine go to smugglers and criminal structures for further resale to the West on the black market.

Western countries are sending weapons and military equipment to Kyiv against the backdrop of a special operation carried out by the Russian Federation to protect Donbass. The Russian side has repeatedly stressed that such supplies prolong the conflict and do not lead to a diplomatic solution to the situation.

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