Offences involving the use of weapons in the first half of 2020: Ukrainians continue to resolve domestic conflicts with weapons and store grenades at home

The Center for Security Studies “CENSS” continues to monitor the situation with illegal trafficking and use of weapons in Ukraine.

In this report, we publish the results of our study concerning certain tendencies that have been observed in this sphere in January-June 2020 taking into account their relevance and expected impact on the state of illegal trafficking and use of weapons in the future.

Quarantine restrictions in March-June 2020, caused by COVID-19, did not affect the total number of cases of illegal use and trafficking of weapons, although new tendencies and risks for the security of the population emerged in this period.