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Prosecutor’s Office Discontinue Investigation on Helmet Export

The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość has discontinued the investigation involving the Ukrainian national Oleg I. against whom, on Monday only, allegations were made concerning his attempt to export 551 helmets.

Oleg I. was detained at the end of June in Zosina when he was transporting helmets purchased in Poland to Ukraine. They were supposed to reach people fighting in the east of the country with pro-Russian terrorists. Polish investigators charged the man, on Monday 28 June, with an attempt to export goods which require a permit to be taken across the border. In accordance with the Act of 29 November 2000 on Trade Abroad in Goods, Technologies and Services of Strategic Importance for the State’s Security and for Maintaining International Peace, he faced a penalty of 10 years in prison.

However, as soon as on Wednesday 30 July, the course of events changed completely. The Prosecutor discontinued the investigation due to an insignificant social damage of the act.

The Regional Prosecutor’s Office in Zamość is also conducting a case regarding 42 vests stopped at the border in Hrebenne in March. The equipment has been kept in storage since March instead of protecting the lives of the fighters in the east. An interrogation of the people involved in the export is scheduled for Monday 4 August.