There are some individuals who, using the police inability to control the flow of arms, readily lay their hands on illegal weapons. At the same time, some people want to protect themselves and their families. To realize this they need weapons, safety expert Serhy Shabovta said, speaking in a talk show on ZIK TV June 15.
“More shoot-outs on the streets are very likely, as the living standards are down and economic hardships motivate some to become criminals,” he said.
The chances that the hostility will subside are slim, as aggression has already become a part of the mindset of Ukrainians.
Possession of arms is strictly regulated by the law enforcement, as Ukraine is edging towards a totalitarian state. By the way, all Rada lawmakers and presidential administration staff have easy access to arms, Shabovta said.
Meanwhile, ordinary Ukrainians cannot carry arms to protect themselves, the expert summed up.