The head of the OSCE mission in Ukraine Michael Bociurkiw said the increase of illegal weapons in the country.
"Weapons are distributed from Donbass on the territory of Ukraine. For example, in Odessa, the acting head of the police told us that the number of cases of illegal sale and possession of weapons has increased from last year in 2 times: from 47 cases in 2014 to 92 in the first 9 months of 2015. In 6 cases, this has involved citizens who returned from the zone of military operations ", – the words Bociurkiw news Agency.
according to him, in Khmelnitsky region for the period from January of this year registered 169 cases of illegal possession of weapons and explosive items, 14 of which facts were associated with the military, who returned from the zone of special operations in the Donbass, the Head of the OSCE mission also said that only the previous week the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE registered five explosions within Ukraine outside of the conflict zone: two – in Kharkov, two – in Odessa and one – in Lviv. October 1, the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine has declared the month of voluntary surrender of weapons. In opinion of head of the Supervisory Board of the Ukrainian Association of gun owners George Uchaikina, the situation of illegal fire arms in Kiev is getting out of observation: to acquire a " trunk ", has become extremely difficult because of the large number of weapons in the Ukrainian capital. In the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine said on numerous occasions the growing number of illegal weapons, stating that about 80% reaches the market of the zone of the special operation in the East of the country. According to the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine, the Price of weapons on the black market has dropped significantly." A Kalashnikov rifle on the black market previously cost about 3 thousand Dollars, now – to 1 thousand, and in the area of special operations can be bought for $ 100. In comparison with the last year of illegal arms trafficking identified thirty percent more – 2 947 thousand such crimes", - has told the Deputy the chief of Department of criminal investigation of MIA of Ukraine Sergey Redka.