The final results of the joint operation “Orion” were shared during a debriefing meeting held on 17 July in Odessa, Ukraine.

During the operation, coordinated by the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine in cooperation with Europol, around 300 pieces small arms, almost 1.500 pieces of light weapons, more than 140.000 pieces ammunition and over 200 kg explosives were seized by the Moldovan and Ukrainian law enforcement agencies.

Moreover, over 2.000 different weapons were voluntary handed over by Moldovan and Ukrainian citizens, proving success of the public awareness campaigns during the operation.