MIA says reports of Ukrainian weapons being smuggled out to Finland are a fake
Information about Ukrainian small arms being allegedly smuggled out to Finland turned out to be a fake, and a Finnish media outlet is currently preparing a rebuttal to its report, said the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
"Kremlin propagandists are willing to provoke the emergence of dangerous myths and falsehoods about the processes taking place in Ukraine. The most recent example of such informational '4D chess,' obviously aimed at this, appeared in the Finnish press," the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted.
This was about Yle's interview with the National Bureau of Investigation (Keskusrikospoliisi) senior commissioner Christer Ahlgren.
According to the journalist, the official mentioned that the Finnish criminal police had some information regarding the small arms intended for the Ukrainian military possibly getting into the hands of Finnish criminal gangs. Moreover, the article states that the small arms are already in Finland and have also been discovered in other Scandinavian countries.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine noted that they have started officially verifying the information presented in this article with their Finnish colleagues.
The latter denied there have been any cases of such weapons of Ukrainian origin being seized on Finnish territory.
The above-mentioned Finnish publication is already preparing a corresponding elaborate refutal, because there is every reason to believe that the information presented in the article "is somewhat made up by the journalist and does not correspond to the words of the interviewed police representative."
Also, law enforcement representatives from other countries confirmed that there has been no information about any similar weapon smuggling channels from Ukraine.
Currently, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has employed the Europol communication system to send a request to Finland, Sweden, and Denmark to verify the facts stated in the interview.
On October 30, a Yle interview with the National Bureau of Investigation (Keskusrikospoliisi) senior commissioner, Christer Ahlgren, mentioned that the criminal police of Finland has some data indicating that small arms intended for the Ukrainian military may have ended up in the hands of Finnish criminal gangs.
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