Lithuanian MFA: Terrorists use AK-100 assault riffles
13:08, — Europa
Militants in eastern Ukraine are armed with Russia's newest assault riffles AK-100, which Ukraine doesn't have in service.
Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevicius says Moscow's role in unrests in eastern Ukraine is proved by evidence by detained people and weapons that the activists used to seize administrative buildings, UNN reports on April 14.
“The detainees, who took part in organising disorders, confessed they are citizens of Russia. The found weapons, such as AK-100 rifles, are used in Russia. There are no such rifles in Ukraine. Other evidence includes the fact that the groups are using the same radio frequency and uniforms that were used in Crimea,” Linkevicius said.
He added the number of evidence proving Russia's involvement in the unrests, provocations and propaganda would be presented to the international community by his colleague.
According to the Lithuanian minister, the actions by the Russians in eastern Ukraine have signs of terrorism. Russia wants to disrupt the Ukrainian presidential election scheduled for May, he thinks.
Linkevicius finds grounded the decision to launch a large-scale anti-terror operation in Ukraine, because, as he says, “the slow occupation of the country is under way”.