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Finland denied reports of weapons from Ukraine entering the European Union.

Finland denied reports of weapons from Ukraine entering the European Union.

The Central Criminal Police of Finland has no information about the supply of weapons from Ukraine to the EU, and the words of police inspector Christer Ahlgren, distributed by the Finnish public broadcaster YLE, do not correspond to reality, the police said on Tuesday.

“The public might get the impression that weapons delivered to Ukraine would fall into the hands of organized crime in Finland. The Central Criminal Police has no information about the supply of such weapons to Finland,” the report says.


On October 30, YLE, referring to the words of Police Inspector Christer Ahlgren, reported that the Central Criminal Police of Finland had operational data that the weapons supplied to Kyiv had fallen into the hands of criminals in Finland. At the time, YLE quoted Ahlgren as saying that “we have indications that these weapons are already in Finland” and also “have been found in Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands.”

“The Central Criminal Police believes that the opinion, based on interviews that the weapons transferred to Ukraine are being smuggled to members of organized crime in Finland, is not true. The police have no evidence that the weapons were smuggled from Ukraine to Finland,”  police said.

Police seize large quantities of unlicensed weapons from organized crime members every year and know that individuals are interested in weapons used in war zones, the report said. The police have reason to believe that in the future, members of organized crime may try to acquire weapons in Ukraine, law enforcement agencies emphasize.