Weapons supplied to kyiv could be sold to terrorists, according to a British official.
Published on 22.11.2022
Sputnik reports that the military aid provided to Ukraine by the West could end up in the hands of criminal gangs or terrorists, warned the British agency NCA, specializing in the fight against organized crime. Russia has repeatedly alerted to cases of theft of weapons delivered to kyiv.
The scenario where weapons delivered by the West to Ukraine fall into the hands of criminals is causing serious concern in Europe.
European law enforcement officials are trying to find out if any machine guns, pistols or grenades are being offered for sale, which would represent a deadly “blowback” of the conflict, National Crime Agency (NCA) chief Graeme Biggar told The Times. agency that fights organized crime in the UK.
Graeme Biggar said he discussed the threat with Ukraine’s police chief.
For the moment, however, there is no evidence of the sale of weapons to criminals, he insisted on specifying.
Russia has repeatedly stated that a significant part of weapons supplied to Ukraine by Western countries fall into the hands of terrorists or are stolen.
“We have given ample evidence of how a significant portion of weapons fall into the hands of terrorists and criminals, fueling conflicts around the world, and a huge amount of resources are simply stolen,” the 17th said. November the Russian representative to the UN Security Council, Vassili Nebenzia.
At the end of October, Vladimir Putin pointed out the abundant arms deliveries to Ukraine by the United States. He called for attention to the “black market” and the risk of powerful weapons falling into the hands of criminals.
No less than 40 countries deliver military, financial or humanitarian aid, according to Kiel Institute for the global economy.
As for the military aspect, the United States is the first country delivering weapons with more than 27 billion dollars, according to the classification established by the institute. Washington delivers Stinger missile launchers, portable Javelin anti-tank missile launchers, HARM missiles, among other things to kyiv.
The United Kingdom, with 3.7 billion weapons occupies the 2nd position, Poland the 3rd (1.8 billion).
Germany is in fourth place with 1.2 billion euros. On November 15, the German government let it be known that in one week it had still delivered to Ukraine MARS II ammunition and multiple rocket launchers, M1070 Oshkosh heavy-duty semi-trailers, spare parts for the M2 heavy machine gun, reconnaissance and surface drones.