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"The [current] situation with crimes this year is primarily caused by the illegal actions of terrorist groups in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, as well as by illicit trafficking of a significant number of firearms, explosives, ammunition, activation of people who are inclined to commit offenses," he said.

According to Poroshenko, "the criminals use the moment when much of the efforts and resources of law enforcement officers are focused on the fight against diverse manifestations and consequences of the Russian hybrid war against Ukraine."