UKRAINE FOILS COUP ATTEMPT – 300 MACHINE GUNS, ANTITANK GRENADE LAUNCHER SEIZED

Washington Times on April 5, 2014, published an AP report on Ukraine’s security service saying it has detained a 15-strong armed gang planning to seize power in an eastern province on the border with Russia. Excerpts below:

The Security Service of Ukraine said Saturday that it seized 300 machine guns, an antitank grenade launcher, a large number of grenades, five handguns and petrol bombs.

It said the group intended to mount a grab for power in the Luhansk province on April 10 by sowing panic among the local population. No names or additional details were provided.

Luhansk and neighboring mainly Russian-speaking eastern provinces have seen active calls for separatism…

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