Armed smugglers attacked the Ukrainian frontier

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Photo: Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters

In Western Ukraine, a group of armed smugglers attacked the commander of the frontier. About it reports the local edition “Мukachevo.net”.

The incident occurred in the border with Romania the village of Great Bychkov, Transcarpathian region. The major Ukrainian border service had a conflict with two local residents, 24 and 37 years. “During the conflict, the cause of which is still revealed by the police, people from Rahova (regional centre of the Transcarpathian region — approx. “Of the tape.ru”) shot at the guard of special means “Viy”, the weapon with rubber bullets”, — reports the edition.

The attackers fired two shots at Ukrainian border guard, then beat him. The major was seriously injured. He had a closed craniocerebral injury, brain concussion, fractured cheekbones, a single bullet wound to the chest.

Attacked the border guards already detained. To them threatens till 12 years of imprisonment.

The causes of the incident are being investigated, however Мukachevo.net calls the assailants in the border smugglers. If the conflict is caused by the security forces against illegal imports across the border, it wouldn’t be the first case of such an attack in the Western Ukraine. In June of this year a group of 20 people attacked a detachment of guards, who pursued smugglers. Then the wounded one person.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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