Interior Ministry to allow Ukrainian citizens buying traumatic guns

13:52, 26 December 2008
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From the beginning of 2009

From the beginning of 2009, Ukrainian citizens will be allowed to freely buy traumatic guns. Interior Minister Yuri Lutsenko claimed this in an interview with 5 Kanal television.

In particular, Yuri Lutsenko specified he meant guns produced by “Fort” scientific-industrial enterprise (according to the company’s web-site, it produces 8 types of traumatic guns). The Minister noted that after one buys a gun it must be registered in the Interior Ministry’s system.

“I hope this issue will be legally settled”, Yuri Lutsenko claimed adding that the respective documents were prepared by the Ministry. According to the Interior Minister, all categories of Ukrainian citizens, “except for alcoholics and drug addicts”, will be allowed to buy guns.

The Minister also informed that the crime rate grew from 5 to 7 percents in Kyiv, Odessa, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk during the year 2008.

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