Arms, 400 kilos of explosives seized from Kiev radicals on Crimean border

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Arms, 400 kilos of explosives seized from Kiev radicals on Crimean border

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Armed men in military fatigues stand guard in the small Crimean city of Bakhchisaray on March 3, 2014. (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

Armed men in military fatigues stand guard in the small Crimean city of Bakhchisaray on March 3, 2014. (AFP Photo / Genya Savilov)

The self-defense forces guarding the borders of the Ukrainian autonomous republic of Crimea have prevented a large amount of firearms and explosives from being smuggled into the republic by Kiev radicals.

The Cossacks and Berkut troops at the road checkpoint in the Crimean peninsula have confiscated explosives equivalent to 400 kilograms of TNT as well as grenades, rifles and guns, Russia-1 TV channel reports.

The blasting agent was transported in a single batch by a truck, with the local self-defense forces currently investigating the origins and the purpose of the load. They told told RIA-Novosti news agency that the driver and the passenger of the truck were Maidan activists.

“They are citizens of Lvov [in…

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