The US military tried to smuggle weapons to Ukraine through Austria

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  1. bhramos

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    The airport of Vienna the Austrian police arrested nine US military, who flew to Ukraine with powerful firearms, according to the Austrian newspaper Kurier. The incident occurred a few days ago.
    Soldiers were sent on a mission to Ukraine and were carrying pistols and assault rifles, M16, and neither one barrel of Americans did not have permission. Security officer found weapons in luggage during a routine examination, and then called the police. Americans questioned, and it turned out that they supposedly just forgot to get the necessary permits.
    To get it, forgetful military at the airport made a request to the US embassy, but they refused. As a result, they had to buy a ticket to Washington and return to their homeland. Weapons they took with them.

    http://tvzvezda.ru/news/vstrane_i_mire/content/201507300729-xu3y.htm
     
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    The source seems to be only Russian.

    Would like to wait for confirmation from other sources also
     
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    All. Victory is guaranteed. M-16 against the tank.In the times of the Warsaw Pact, the UkrSSR was in the 2nd echelon. Here warehouses with hundreds of thousands of tons of ammunition and millions of AR. Now in Ukraine there is very little new generation ATGM. When you see the news that Americans in suitcases wheeling "Javelin" - and then give a sensation.
     
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    Scalieback Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    There's plenty of reports on it:

    http://www.militarytimes.com/story/...s-over-arms-luggage-weapons-ukraine/30926215/
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/9dbc...ustria-turns-back-us-troops-over-arms-luggage
    http://www.rt.com/usa/311234-us-marines-guns-vienna/
    Even RT admit it's an exercise though, not arming the Ukraine. As @Akim says, it'd be different if it's a load of Jevelins rather than personal weapons on an exercise.
     
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