Chernihiv police with the assistance of the local security service division have detained a 62-year-old resident of a northeastern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv, discovering and seizing explosives, ammunition and a set of pro-separatist leaflets, according to the Chernihiv regional police office.
During the investigation the law enforcers discovered a cache of ammunition stacked by a local resident, a former murder convict. Among the seized items is an RGD-5 grenade, a TNT block, and nearly 200 5.45 and 7.62 Kalashnikov rounds. Also, the leaflets in support of the so-called Novorossiya were seized.
The owner of the arsenal has been detained and placed in a temporary detention facility.
Criminal proceedings were opened under Part 1 of Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (carrying, storage, acquisition, manufacture, repair, transfer, or sale of weapons without lawful authority). The perpetrator faces a two-to-five-year prison sentence.