The search was conducted within an old and closed case on illegal use of rounds by Dnipro-1 at its training ground in May 2014, before the departure of first volunteers to the area of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO), Censor.NET reports citing the regiment's press service.
In addition, the regiment argues that the recent PGO's photos of illegal weapons allegedly seized at its base are fake.
"They were illegally made by an investigator right in the regiment's armory," the statement notes.
After investigators complete their work, the regiment intends to apply to the PGO so that it institutes criminal proceedings against those who abused the reason to conduct the search and published fake pictures online and in media.
At the moment, Dnipro-1 believes that the raid seeks to discredit both Acting Commander Oleksandr Rashevskyi and the regiment itself.
According to the Dnipro-1 leadership, the reason for this unexpected event is redistribution of powers between candidates on the eve of local elections in Dnipro city.
"After the withdrawal of Oksana Tomchuk's candidacy, regiment's Acting Commander Oleksandr Rashevskyi, who is running for the 27th constituency as an independent candidate, has good chances to win the election over the opposition candidates. This is evidenced by opinion polls conducted in the 27th constituency. Seeking to discredit the regiment's reputation as well as to make Rashevskyi withdraw his candidacy, the opposition forces launched this operation," the press service notes.
Transparent elections in Dnipro are out of the question, the regiment believes.
Earlier, the PGO reported seizure of a record number of illegally held weapons, ammunition, and explosives from the Dnipro-1 base. As reported, the weapons has been written off as already used in fighting with militants.