Ukrainian border guards were attacked in the Sumy region on the section of the state border with Russia. Two of them were injured stated on Sunday the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.
“This night on the Ukrainian-Russian section of the state border in Sumy region there was an attack on a border guard, during which three unknown persons inflicted bodily harm on two border guards. The offenders managed to take possession of the service weapon, ”the message says.
The incident took place in the village of Ryasne. The criminals beat two servicemen of the Sumy border detachment, took two Kalashnikovs from them and fled, clarifies Vesti.ua citing police sources.
The Interior Ministry added that the weapons were returned by joint actions with the National Police. At present, a search is underway for those involved in the crime. “Urgent investigative actions are being carried out within the framework of criminal proceedings included in the Unified Register of Pre-trial Investigations under Articles of the Criminal Code of Ukraine” Abduction, misappropriation, extortion of firearms, ammunition “,” Threat or violence against a law enforcement officer. ” Separate sanctions of these articles provide for punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 15 years, ”the Ministry of Internal Affairs stressed.
The department added that the protection of the state border has been strengthened. The head of the State Border Service Sergei Deineko went to the scene.
According to the press secretary of the State Border Service Andriy Demchenko, the attackers fled to the territory of Ukraine. “The attackers fled deep into the territory of Ukraine. Most likely, the attack took place from the Ukrainian territory, ”he explained. According to the press secretary, the injured border guards are in satisfactory condition, transfers TASS.