Local man arrested in Chernihiv: weapons, ammo, pro-Novorossiya leaflets seized

21:30, 25 September 2015

Chernihiv police with the assistance of the local security service division have detained a 62-year-old resident of a northeastern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, discovering and seizing explosives, ammunition and a set of pro-separatist leaflets, according to the Chernihiv regional police office.


During the investigation the law enforcers discovered a cache of ammunition stacked by a local resident, a former murder convict. Among the seized items is an RGD-5 grenade, a TNT block, and nearly 200 5.45 and 7.62 Kalashnikov rounds. Also, the leaflets in support of the so-called Novorossiya were seized, the press service of Chernhiv police has told UNIAN.

The owner of the arsenal has been detained and placed in a temporary detention facility.

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