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The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine officially denies accusations on the weapon transfer to ISIS

Today the press service of Ukrainian Defense Ministry stated that accusation on supplying ISIS terrorists with weapons is groundless. Ukraine did not manufacture or buy the FN-6 man-portable air defense missile systems (MANPADS) (China), as well as did not give permission for their transit through its territory
The Ministry of Defence of Ukraine officially denies accusations on the weapon transfer to ISIS

“Concerning the information about detention of an ISIL militant by the Kuwait Ministry of Interior who allegedly says the Islamic state terrorists have procured weapons in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine states, that the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine and Armed Forces of Ukraine are not the Governmentt authorized intermediaries in external economic activities regarding export and import of military products and services. Ukraine did not manufacture and buy the FN-6 man-portable air defence missile systems (MANPADS) (China), as well as did not give permission for their transit through its territory. Moreover, the Ukrainian army and other military formations were not and are not equipped and armed with FN-6,” – said the statement of the Ministry.

It should be recalled, that on Thursday Kuwait Interior minister said the security service busted an international cell led by a Lebanese man that was sending air defense systems and funds to ISIS.

The cell’s head, who was not named, confessed that he raised funds and provided logistical support for the group, responsible for terrorist attacks in Lebanon and France last week, the minister said. He worked for ISIS in Kuwait and arranged arms deals on FN6 portable air defense systems from Ukraine, which were shipped to ISIS in Syria through Turkey.