An attempt at exporting an ancient iconostasis from Ukraine to Russia was made

19 January, 15:29
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In Bukovyna, border guards and customs officers found and seized an ancient iconostasis, which a Moldovan citizen secretly tried to take to Russia

This is reported on Facebook by the Western Regional Department of the state border guard service, according to Ukrinform.

"In Bukovyna, a foreign woman was found who was secretly carrying an ancient iconostasis to the Russian Federation. The historical item was found by border guards of the Chernivtsi detachment among the personal luggage of a Moldovan citizen at the Sokyryany checkpoint, "the report says.

It is noted that during the inspection of passengers of the Glodyany – Moscow regular bus, it was suspected that passengers might illegally transport hidden goods across the state border. And during an in-depth inspection, which was carried out by border guards together with customs officers, a hidden iconostasis was found among the personal belongings of one of the passengers.

The SBU was informed about this discovery and a protocol on violation of customs rules was drawn up.