in 1991, many participating republics stopped allocating funds to the local garrison. In order to maintain the normal life of the troops, some commanders had to sell military materials at their disposal. Local residents can drive the so-called “scrapped” armored vehicles home for a little money.
on September 21, 1991, in Baku, the capital of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the local people fought a civil war with their portraits of
. Gun grabbing and gun grabbing were left unattended.
in the late 1980s, illegal arms reselling was no longer a secret in the Soviet Union. In order to seek private interests, some Soviet army officers and soldiers who participated in the war in Afghanistan and the staff of the law protection organ have secretly returned thousands of weapons from the battlefield to China for sale. Before and after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, due to the deteriorating socio-economic situation, many “hot spots” appeared in Nagorno Kara of Azerbaijan, Abkhazia of Georgia, the Dniester River coast of Moldova, and civil war broke out in Tajikistan. In the above-mentioned areas, for their respective interests, residents of different political factions and races often have bloody conflicts. In order to fight the civil war, the illegal armed forces did everything possible to collect weapons and equipment.
in Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan, the troops of the fourth and seventh group armies of the South Caucasus military region have almost become weapons supply warehouses for illegal armed forces. It is very common for criminals to buy, steal and even rob the weapons and equipment of the Soviet (Russian) army. In Moldova, the officers and soldiers of the 14th group also provided a large amount of weapons and equipment to the pro Russian military organizations along the Dniester river. In the Baltic Sea and Tajikistan, the theft and sale of weapons are common.
after 1991, many participating republics stopped allocating funds to the local garrison. In order to maintain the normal life of the troops, some commanders had to sell military materials at their disposal. Local residents can drive the so-called “scrapped” armored vehicles home for a little money. With the complete withdrawal of troops from Eastern Europe and the CIS countries and the massive reduction of troops, the military warehouses and storage bases in Russia have reached the degree of supersaturation, and can not accept millions of weapons and equipment at all. Many of the withdrawn weapons and equipment had to be stored in the open air in temporary warehouses close to residential areas, which provided opportunities for criminals.
after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the situation in Russia has become increasingly tense, and the loss of weapons and equipment has become more and more serious. From January to August 1992, criminals committed 621 crimes in order to seize weapons and equipment. In the first half of 1992 alone, the Russian army lost 14000 rifles, and more than 2300 rifles were robbed from the organs of the Ministry of internal affairs. In the first half of 1994, criminals stole more than 4000 pistols, automatic rifles and machine guns, 17 missile launchers and anti tank rockets from the military warehouses and ammunition depots guarded by the Russian army. According to the white paper of the Russian special service department, according to incomplete statistics, by the end of 1994, more than 3000 criminal gangs and illegal armed organizations operating in Russia alone had more than 200000 various weapons (excluding Chechnya). This shows how serious the loss of weapons and equipment in the CIS countries was in the early 1990s.
became independent and recruited troops to occupy the mountain. On October 27, 1991, retired major general Dudayev of the Soviet army took advantage of the chaos of the Soviet Union to become the president of the Chechen Republic. From the beginning of taking office, he was determined to make Chechnya independent from the Russian Federation. In order to achieve this goal, Dudayev decided to form illegal armed forces. In order to get the necessary weapons and equipment, he set his eyes on the Russian troops stationed in Chechnya. On March 31, 1992, the Chechen parliament issued an order to assign the troops, weapons and military technical equipment stationed in Chechnya to Chechnya. Since then, Chechens have attacked military targets many times, directly threatening the lives and safety of the Chechen Garrison and its families. As a last resort, the top Russian officials were forced to make a decision to withdraw from the training center of the 173 military region in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, and other troops.
on June 6, 1992, Russian troops withdrew from Chechnya, leaving Dudayev with considerable weapons and equipment: two “Moon” tactical missile launchers, 51 combat and training aircraft, 10 sets of “arrow-10” air defense missiles, 23 anti-aircraft guns, 7 “needle” portable air defense missiles, 66 armored vehicles, 42 t-62 and T-72 tanks 153 artillery and mortars (including 18 “hail” bm-21 rockets), about 740 anti tank missiles, 60000 various firearms, about 1000 “hail” rocket shells, 24000 D-30 howitzer shells, 27 wagon bullets and spare parts of various weapons and equipment. Dudayev used these weapons and equipment to form an illegal armed force of more than 60000 people. In the first Chechen War launched by the Russian army at the end of 1994, Chechen illegal armed forces used the weapons and equipment left by the Russian army and killed about 2000 Russian officers and soldiers. In 1996, the first Chechen War ended with the withdrawal of Russian troops from Chechnya.
in August 1999, the second Chechen War broke out. On January 4, 2000, when the Russian army attacked Grozny, a negotiator of the illegal armed forces of Chechnya came to the position guarded by the internal security forces and asked the commander to provide them with ammunition and food. After being rejected, the representative said, “would you please give us some ammunition? Otherwise, sell some. The army has sold us, can’t you sell some?” What does it mean to sell weapons to the enemy on the battlefield? Perhaps the Russian officers and soldiers who died in battle know this truth best.
on September 17 this year (referring to 2001), over the “minotka” square in the center of Grozny, a mi-8 Russian military helicopter was shot down by Chechen terrorists, and two major generals, eight colonels and three lieutenants of the Ministry of defense on board died. According to the Russian media, the terrorists use the “needle” air defense missile produced by Russia.
the second Chechen War lasted more than two years, and the gunfire in Chechnya is still heard. From the weapons seized by the Russian army, only a small amount of weapons and equipment used by Chechen terrorists come from abroad, and most of them are produced by Russia. “kdClock.