The law enforcement agencies of Ukraine this year defused 59 organized groups in the area of illegal trafficking of weapons, informs on Thursday the Prosecutor General's office of Ukraine.
"Most of them are exposed in Lviv (six), Donetsk (five), Zaporizhia and Kharkiv (four) regions. Analysis of the wealth of the crime situation in the state indicates the prevalence of illegal arms trafficking, distribution, use gang members at the time of committing the most serious crimes against identity ", - is informed in the report.
in General, gang members seized over 100 firearms, and nearly 5 thousand cartridges and other ammunition and explosives.
Illicit arms trafficking in the Ukraine, began to spread on the background of the special operation in the Donbass.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6, 2 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict. The last document is dated 12 February - in addition to the ceasefire, withdrawal of heavy weapons and creating a security zone, obliges the Authorities of Ukraine to engage in direct dialogue with the authorized DND and LNR, for example, on the issue of conduct in local elections, entering into the Constitution of Ukraine of change, involving the decentralization of Power, as well as on the issue of legislative recognition of special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ". The results of the last meeting of the contact group 6 may present turned out to form four sub-working groups on specific aspects of de-escalation of the conflict.