4 Mar 2022 18:30

Caches of weapons, explosives found in Crimea - FSB

SIMFEROPOL. March 4 (Interfax) - Caches of weapons, ammunition and explosives have been found in several parts of Crimea, the regional press service of Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) stated on Friday.

"The caches were near populated areas of the Simferopol and Leninsky districts of the Republic of Crimea and were carefully disguised," the statement said.

Bomb disposal experts removed two metal jerrycans containing a total of 20 kilograms of TNT.

One cache contained a metal tube with a welded steel plate, which was stuffed with 8.5 kilograms of TNT. Also found were eight standard issue electric detonators, two fuses and an antitank round, weighing a total of 9.6 kilograms.

Criminal inquiries have been launched into acquisition, manufacture, distribution, storage of explosive substances or explosive devices. The search is on for organizers of the caches.