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Grillot, Suzette R. 2003 ‘Elements of the Ukrainian SALW Control System: Enforcement and penalties.’ Small Arms Control in the Black Sea Region: A regional assessment of small arms control initiatives; Eurasia Series No. 2, p. 36. London: International Alert, Security and Peacebuilding Programme. 1 December

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Elements of the Ukrainian SALW Control System: Enforcement and penalties

There have been only a few reports of weapons seizures in Ukraine, and a couple of arrests and prosecutions for the violation of arms trade decrees. (208)…

Ukrainian officials believe the penalties allowed are appropriate and provide a strong deterrent. They argue that the few arrests and prosecutions that have occurred in Ukraine indicate little illegal activity rather than a lack of enforcement. (212)

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208) See, for example, "Ukrainian Interior Ministry Seizes Illegal Weapons", Internews, 6 July 1998, found at

212) Author's interviews with Ukrainian officials from the State Service on Export Control and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kiev, Ukraine, February/March 2003.

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