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Transnistria: Secret military note discovered hidden inside Kalashnikov 02:02

Transnistria: Secret military note discovered hidden inside Kalashnikov

Disputed Territory, Tiraspol, Transnistria
February 21, 2017 at 22:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

"While partially dismantling a Kalashnikov machine gun, a problem was revealed with the removing of the canister from the butt. Having examined the butt, we found a note"

Top-secret military information from the Afghan war was found stashed inside a Kalashnikov machine gun in Tiraspol, in the breakaway region of Transnistria on Tuesday.

Soldiers found the note when they were dismantling a machine gun during a test for employees of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The letter was dated June 23, 1983, and held information on a soviet military unit near that was besieged near Shindand Air Base. It also contained a request for the Afghani positions to be passed onto the USSR's general staff.

Senior lecturer of the department of military and physical training of the Tiraspol Law Institute, Dmitry Kondratyuk, explained, "a problem was revealed with the removing of the canister from the butt".

"Having examined the butt, we found a note", he added.

The Interior Ministry of Transnistria requested both the Russian Union of veterans of Afghanistan and the Transnistrian Association of veterans of the war in Afghanistan find further information on the military unit.

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"While partially dismantling a Kalashnikov machine gun, a problem was revealed with the removing of the canister from the butt. Having examined the butt, we found a note"

Top-secret military information from the Afghan war was found stashed inside a Kalashnikov machine gun in Tiraspol, in the breakaway region of Transnistria on Tuesday.

Soldiers found the note when they were dismantling a machine gun during a test for employees of the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The letter was dated June 23, 1983, and held information on a soviet military unit near that was besieged near Shindand Air Base. It also contained a request for the Afghani positions to be passed onto the USSR's general staff.

Senior lecturer of the department of military and physical training of the Tiraspol Law Institute, Dmitry Kondratyuk, explained, "a problem was revealed with the removing of the canister from the butt".

"Having examined the butt, we found a note", he added.

The Interior Ministry of Transnistria requested both the Russian Union of veterans of Afghanistan and the Transnistrian Association of veterans of the war in Afghanistan find further information on the military unit.