The guards opened fire on smugglers on the border with Ukraine

Russian border guards during the monitoring of the Ukrainian-Russian border. 2014

Photo: Andrey Kronberg/TASS

On the border with Ukraine in Rostov region, FSB officers opened fire on the smugglers who tried to import 500 kg of food. One of the offenders was wounded in the Shin

The guards opened fire on the car in which were Russian citizens who tried to smuggle from the Ukraine food weighing about 500 kg. About this “RIA Novosti” reported the press service of the Rostov Department of the FSB border service.

The representative of the Ministry said that two Russian citizens were detained on the outskirts of Donetsk in the Rostov region. On cars UAZ “Patriot” without numbers they tried to bring in Russia to bypass the checkpoints 500 kg of food.

“The border guards had to use weapons. One of the offenders received a tangential wound of a Shin of the left leg, rendered to it necessary medical aid”, — explained in Department of the FSB.

According to the interlocutor of the Agency, the smugglers during the detention had not complied with the requirements and endangering the life and health of the guards, dangerous maneuvering on the cars in an attempt to hide from the guards.

The offenders were prosecuted on administrative offenses under part 1 of article 18.1 “violation of the state border of the Russian Federation” and article 18.7 KoAP of the Russian Federation “Disobedience to lawful order or demand of a military serviceman in connection with performance of his duties for the protection of the state border of the Russian Federation”.

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