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Ukraine: Cashing in on illegal arms - May 2002 |

A Ukrainian parliamentary inquiry concluded that between 1992 and 1998, Ukraine lost $32 billion in military assets, in part through theft, discount arms sales and lack of oversight. (In comparison, Ukraine's spending on legal arms for defense in 1999 is estimated to have been $500 million.) Many of the missing weapons found their way into the hands of willing buyers in hot spots around the globe, from Sierra Leone to Croatia. And as these arms proliferated, so did evidence of international criminal networks that sold arms from Ukraine in flagrant violation of international sanctions and embargoes.

The case of Leonid Minin - arms smuggler | CPI - Nov. 18, 2002 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jul 21st, 2022 at 10:09:57 PM EST

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