Illegal Firearms Seized in Kiev, Ukraine

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Recent news from the National Police of Ukraine and local Ukrainian websites were full of reports concerning seizures of illegal firearms. The diversity of types and origins of these firearms is amazing. I decided to combine all the information from these news reports into a single article and present it to our readers.

The first set of photos is from an illegal firearm manufacturing shop found in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. The police seized over 60 firearms as well as grenades, grenade launches, explosives, fuzes and ammunition.

Look at the variety of the seized weapons - from grenade launchers to Mosin-Nagant rifles. Note also the Degtyaryov machine gun on the bottom left corner and what appears to be a DIY revolving gun which is probably a grenade launcher or maybe a shotgun.
Note the Mosin-Nagant rifle in an Archangel stock and the Skorpion vz. 61 SMG.
Ammunition cans and VOG-25 grenades which are used in GP-25 and GP-30 under barrel grenade launchers.
Several Glock pistols, a Walther PPK and a Makarov pistol with an extended and probably threaded barrel.
Sa Vz.23 submachine gun
CETME Model L rifle

Here is also a video published by the National Police of Ukraine showing these seized firearms.

Next images are taken in the house that belonged to a suspect arrested by the National Police of Ukraine. The man was smuggling arms from other European countries into Ukraine.

Note the huge suppressor on the AK at the bottom of the image.
Steyr AUG Para
RPG-7 grenades
MP-40 SMG among modern firearms
Grand Power Stribog pistol/PCC along with a Mosin-Nagant carbine and a bunch of pistols
Walthers, a Luger and a pinfire revolver
PP-91 Kedr SMG and a couple of homemade AK-based SMGs
This is a completely homemade SMG which has an AK grip, a suppressor and a folding wire stock. It also seems to be fed from Stechkin automatic pistol magazines.

The Ukrainian police has published another video from this operation where you can see a lot of other firearms: from PK machine guns to percussion revolvers.


“У Києві правоохоронці затримали членів ОЗГ за виготовлення і збут зброї та боєприпасів”. (2018, April 20). National Police of Ukraine. Retrieved from:

“У Києві правоохоронці затримали росіянина за контрабанду, виготовлення та продаж зброї”. (2018, April 19). National Police of Ukraine. Retrieved from:

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  • Angrycitizen Angrycitizen on Apr 26, 2018

    These aren't actual photos. These are screenshots on the guns in the upcoming Metro: Exodus game.

  • Kaban Kaban on Apr 26, 2018

    A Lefaucheux! Whoever procured this particular batch of pistols must have robbed a museum!

    ed: There is also Viz-35 on video, and (museum robbed, indeed!) what appears to be a Korovin.