On border of Ukraine with Moldova shot

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On border with Moldova frontier guards of Chernovitsky boundary group detained freight of illicit alcohol from Moldova to compel smugglers to stop, security guards of border had to shoot, the chief of Chernovitsky boundary group Nikolay MATSISHIN told to journalists.

As the correspondent of the UNIAN reports, according to him, on September 6 two Mercedes trucks accompanying the car, the border duty of a post of "Podvirne" for 300 m from the frontier line in the territory of Ukraine (the Kelmenetsky area, Chernovitsky area) detained.

According to N. MATSISHIN, trucks with the Moldavian numbers under control of three citizens of the neighboring state moved deep into territories of Ukraine. They didn't react to the requirement to stop and "even tried to run over frontier guards" therefore it was necessary to carry out a precautionary shot from the machine gun. After that cars stopped and violators were detained.

In lorries found 27 barrels with a capacity of 200 liters with alcohol. The total of the withdrawn alcohol makes nearly 5,5 tons.

Frontier guards reported the withdrawn illicit alcohol to employees of Kelmenetsky customs, and violators detained.

The chief of Chernovitsky boundary group added that the smuggling assessment now proceeds, and by its results the decision on initiation of legal proceedings will be made. Ukrainians take part in investigation together with the colleagues from Moldova.


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