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Polyakov, Leonid. 2005 ‘Aging Stocks of Ammunition and SALW in Ukraine: Risks and challenges.’ BICC Paper 41, pp. 9-10. Bonn: Bonn International Conversion Center. 1 January
The total stocks of small arms stored at centralised depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are estimated at 7 million pieces, not including those kept at regular bases of the armed forces or other security services.
The initial estimates have identified more than 1.5 million small arms and light weapons as surplus. This includes a large number of small arms that are no longer in the inventory of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
They include Mosin rifles, Thompson and Shpagin (PPSh) submachine guns, Maxim machine guns, German carbines K-98, Nagant revolvers and many others, some dating from First and Second World Wars.