Interior Minister gave security companies 24 hours to disarm: "There will be no armed security groups of businessmen wandering city streets with fire arms"


Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says that private security companies have 24 hours to bring its operations into compliance with the law, to disarm and to abandon the use of firearms. Avakov emphasized that the use of firearms by private security agencies is illegal.

He stated it on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.

"Interior Ministry is to toughen control over the rightful owners of hunting firearms. Carrying firearms in public places is allowed only to employees of the state security services. None of the private security companies have the right to firearms under the laws of Ukraine," he wrote.

"I warn the security companies - revealed facts of combining licensed security functions and using weapons registered as a hunting will be terminated as an illegal action. Such security companies and individuals will be punished - revocation of the license for security activity for businesses; withdrawal of the hunting weapon license, and confiscation of weapons for private persons," the head of the Interior Ministry said.

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"There will be no armed security groups of businessmen and politicians wandering in city streets with fire arms. This applies to all - quasi-"patriots" and real patriots, big businessmen and oligarchs. And personally Kolomoiskyi, Pinchuk, Akhmetov, Yeremieiev, Surkis, Hryhoryshyn and others. You want security for your business with firearms? [You can do so] strictly according to the law - by attracting police state security service. Other things will be terminated," he added.

"I give all security companies 24 hours to abandon double-triple treatments, to bring their activities to flawlessness, in accordance with the law. Citing troubled war times will not justify the violation, but aggravate it," Avakov summed up.

Earlier, President Poroshenko instructed to disarm all persons in the building of Ukrnafta.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n329618