Kiev Claims Ignorance of Weapons Sales to ISIS (updated)


KIEV, November 20. /TASS/. Ukraine has not produced or supplied FN-6 antiaircraft missile systems to the Islamic State terrorist organization, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press office reported on Friday.

“Also, the FN-6 antiaircraft missile system has never been operational in the armed forces or other military formations of Ukraine,” the press office said.

A spokesman for the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said in comments for TASS on Friday that Ukraine’s Defense Ministry had no information on weapons purchases by militants of the Islamic State terrorist grouping in the country.

“You should turn to law-enforcement agencies on this issue. I have nothing to report on this topic,” Vladislav Seleznyov said.

 Media reports said earlier with reference to a statement by Kuwait’s Interior Ministry that Lebanese citizen Osama Khayat arrested in Kuwait on November 19 for complicity in the activity of the Islamic State terrorist organization admitted to concluding arms deals in Ukraine to supply weapons to Syria across Turkey.

The reports did not specify, however, whether the deliveries were legal and made through Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom arms seller or whether arms were stolen from the area of Kiev’s military operation in east Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Interior Ministry has said on many occasions that illegal arms trade in the country has increased considerably, with 70% of weapons coming from the area of the Ukrainian army’s operation in the Donbass region.

Six Suspects Arrested in Ukraine Terror Missile Deal

According to some data, Ukrainian citizens have about 6 million arms on their hands compared with 3 million guns a year earlier.

• The first Coordinator to send terrorists and financed by financial and logistical supporter

• 2 accused arms dealer prepared to purchase a shoulder-mounted missiles and wireless devices

• The third defendant financial Coordinator and outreach • the fourth member of the accused terrorist organization

• The fifth defendant is responsible for the logistical support of terrorist acts

• Accused Australian Lebanese assets vi • VII Working moneychangers accused Turkey

Vigilant security officers dropped the extremist network funded organization «daash» terrorist and provide it with rockets and weapons.

Network includes Lebanese, five Syrians and an Egyptian and Australian citizen.

And according to the General Administration of relations and information security in the Interior Ministry “to complement the efforts of investigation, monitoring and follow-up the competent security organs managed to arrest one of the residents is a Lebanese named Osama Mohamed said Khayat (born 1975, Kuwait), accused of joining a terrorist organization daash, a coordinator for sending terrorists and financed by financial and logistical supporter of regulation».

The Interior Ministry statement said that the suspect has a website on the Internet under his direction and supervision, where exploited by terrorist support organization daash.

Pictorial models found in computers and mobile phones of the accused made within detailed confessions, investigations revealed that deals to buy weapons and rockets of the type (FN6) for the benefit of management, and was in constant contact with the leaders of the Organization of the terrorist, daash as acknowledged full confessions to hold these deals in Ukraine and then shipped to Turkey and from there to organize daash in Syria.

He also admitted tailor print stamps and seals logo design «daash» terrorist and transfer money to accounts in Turkey and Syria.

The tailor recognized several people in the State of Kuwait are partners in the Organization:

1-Abdulkarim Mohammed Salim (Syrian born in 1962), is an arms dealer who has a Ukrainian company, equipped to buy shoulder-mounted missiles and wireless devices (set).

2-Hazem Mohamed Khair tartri (Syrian national born in 1974) is a (set).

3. Wael Mohammed Ahmed Baghdadi (Egyptian born in 1974) is a member of the Organization of the terrorist daash (set).

4. Nasser Al-Ajami and Racan Munir (Kuwaiti born in 1988) and support for accused in terrorist acts (set).

5. Abdul Naser Mahmud Shawa (Syrian-born 1987) (set).

Confessions also revealed the existence of four other elements follow organization abroad and they are:

1. Hisham Mohammed went and is an Australian of Lebanese descent (outside the country).

2. Waleed Nassif, a Syrian nationality working in the Turkish city Urfa moneychangers near Syrian border (outside the country).

3. spring Australian went from Lebanese origins (outside the country).

4. Mohammad Hekmat tartri (Syrian born in 1980), and the role of financial coordination and external communication, (outside the country).

The accused have been referred who was caught and seizures to the competent investigation.

The Interior Ministry confirmed its intention to continue to address any extremist or terrorist attempts are trying to threaten the security of the nation and the security of its citizens, urging everyone to cooperate and extend bridges with the competent Ministry in the public interest.


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