Ukrainian Security Service claims to have prevented delivery of military goods to Russia
Ukrainian Security Service officers have prevented the delivery of dual-use and military goods, including spare parts for military aircraft and submarines, to Russia, Interfax Ukraine.
The Ukrainian Security Service said in a report: "Law enforcement officers discovered that criminals were trying to supply goods subject to state export control to Russia with the assistance of a driver of the Odesa - Rostov-on-Don bus. Security service officers seized a batch of dual-use spare parts hidden on the bus at the Shherbakivka customs post in the Kharkiv region."
Ukrainian Security Service officers searched warehouses of the Odesa-based consignor and found pieces of instruments used in the aircraft and space industries, engineering documentation and product stamps of a defunct plant, it said. They also seized 11 repaired engines and liquefied gas pumps used for military purposes amongst other items.
Tests proved that the instruments seized from the bus driver were dual-use goods.
A criminal case was opened on the counts of 'attempted violation of the procedure of transnational movement of goods subject to state export control' as defined by the Ukrainian Penal Code. Investigative procedures are ongoing to establish the identity of the consignees of the dual-use products, it said.