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16 September 2020, 15:27

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Ukrainian army depot chief cached stolen ammo - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, September 16 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Head of a cannon and missile ammunition depot of a Ukrainian army brigade arranged a cache of stolen ammunition in a forest, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Ivan Filiponenko said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“Amidst preparations for rotation out of the “Joint Forces Operation” zone, property inventorying at the 25th Brigade depot in the Polovinkino settlement found that depot chief Sergeant Yaruk had been involved in theft of ammunition and that he had organised an illegal cache,” Filiponenko said.

“The inspecting Commission reported that the depot was short of 15,000 small arms rounds, 15 RPG-7 grenade launcher rounds, 32 RGD-5 grenades and 23 PMH-2 mines with the depot chief alleging that the property had been passed to an army unit and that it had not been documented yet,” he said.

“The JFO Headquarters Cannon and Artillery Ammunition Service Commission, understanding that the explanations were absurd, ordered military police to keep the Sergeant under observation. He was caught as he was retrieving missing rounds from a cache in a wooded area in the outskirts of Polovinkino,” the press service officer said.

On the same day, his accomplice, an airborne company Sergeant-Major Gatsenko, deserted from the unit, Filiponenko added.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line.

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 16 September — Lugansk