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Ukrainian Police Stop Second Transfer Of Russian Naval Missiles

Ukrainian police stopped a transport of three missiles earlier this month
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine -- Crimean police in the city of Sevastopol stopped two Russian Black Sea Navy vehicles that were carrying missiles without the necessary permit, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.

The incident came on July 21, two weeks after a similar event in Sevastopol in which a convoy carrying three missiles was stopped by Ukrainian police.

Ukrainian Security Council Deputy Secretary Volodymyr Ohryzko said the rockets were sent back to their place of origin. He added that due to a Ukrainian-Russian agreement about the Russian naval fleet based in Ukraine, the transfer of any military cargo must be discussed with Ukrainian officials.

Ukrainian officials called the first incident unacceptable, but Russian military representatives said no agreements were violated.