Ukraine Denies Illegal Arms Transfer

KIEV, Ukraine -- Petro Poroshenko, head of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council, said on Tuesday that accusations of Ukraine's illegal arms export were groundless.

Poroshenko told the press that Ukraine's arms trade conforms to international regulations.

Petro Poroshenko

He said the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is not on the list of the countries to which arms are forbidden to export, and Ukraine did not conduct any illegal arms dealings.

On the same day, Dmitry Svistkov, deputy chief of the press office of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, repeated at a press conference that Ukraine has established an effective arms export supervision mechanism, which can make sure that regulations of related international organizations are taken into consideration when arms and military technology are transferred to other countries.

According to the Interfax-Ukraine news agency, a German radio station made public on Monday an investigation report of the human rights group Amnesty International on illegal arms exports to the DRC, in which the group said a Ukrainian company had illegally exported arms to the conflict-ridden African country.

Source: Xinhua


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