As a result of fires and explosions at the Arsenal in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine was destroyed 32 thousand tons of bombs-more ordnance than three years of war in Donbass — 24 thousand tons, reports TSN. In monetary terms, the damage amounted to $ 800 million.
The fire did not reach areas where stored scarce heavy duty missiles for multiple rocket launchers “Hurricane”.
According to the channel, Arsenal in Kalinovka, one of the many that left the Soviet army when at the end of the 1980s was derived from the GDR, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland. Ammunition threw in interim storage in places not intended for dangerous goods. From unofficial sources it is known that on 600 acres in the forest were placed 150 sites for ammunition storage, where he kept about 200 thousand tons of shells, mines and missiles.
As noted in the plot of the TV channel, most of the 150 such places had not only the roof, and earthen ramparts that would protect the pad from expansion shells of the neighboring stores. For 30 years, sediments wooden boxes, which were shells, rotten. Ammunition was guarded by only 63 people, including part —pensioners.
After a fire there are concerns, “will there be what power the weapons of the Ukrainian soldiers, if all of it is of Soviet design”. To buy ammo, except for Russia, nowhere, as in the West, such gauges are not released.
Fire and explosions at an ammunition depot in Kalynivka began on September 26. At least two people were injured. The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the damage amounted to $ 800 million. The fire was localized on the morning of 28 September.
The chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios has denied the information that the explosions of ammunition depots near Vinnitsa was organized subversive groups or drone. The Prosecutor General of Ukraine Yuri Lutsenko later said that the investigation is considering Russia’s military intervention as the key causes of accidents.