Arsenal under Ichnya blew bombs – Poltorak

Арсенал под Ичней подорвали бомбами - Полторак

Bombs at the ammunition laid in advance, said the Minister of defence. Explosions of ammunition started in different places.

Arsenal in the center of Ichnya has been undermined by saboteurs. On Wednesday, October 10, said at a government meeting the Minister of defence Stepan Poltorak.

“What happened? In our opinion, the fact that explosions have occurred in such a way that there was a pop, then glow, then two bangs and explosions of ammunition, suggests a chance of a bookmark of ammunition to undermine our stores. Why cannot save? Not enough equipment perimeter. The second position we can securely maintain our reserves only when construct robust reinforced concrete structures”, – he said.

Poltorak said that the explosions began in different places.

“Almost all interviewed personnel reported that the first explosion was at 3:20. They were simultaneous in three stores. Then at 3:45 happened six more explosions in various repositories, and this happened around the perimeter – at different angles and in the centre,” said the Minister.

The defense Minister emphasized that security measures on the Arsenal was observed at a sufficient level.

“This Arsenal of selected staff category a battalion, complete with a Rota to ensure the protection of introduced canine service hosted electronic warfare for suppression drones and carried out work on the equipment of places of storage of weapons. At the time of the explosion on each post was two people: one serviceman of VSU and one representative of the militarized guard. In addition, there was a captain, assistant chief and reserve 10. Around the perimeter at a distance of 3 miles there were 12 people in different types of outfits,” he said.

We will remind, the Minister Poltorak also said that at the time of emergency the warehouses were nearly 70 thousand tons of ammunition, although it is designed for 127 thousand tons. But in recent years almost half of the inventory was relocated to other arsenals.

“Its area is 680 hectares. Security perimeter is 8 km 200 meters. There are 112 stores, of which 40% is open areas”, – he said.

Note, as of Wednesday morning explosions of ammunition continues with intensity every ten minutes.

The police the main reason of state of emergency under Ichnya I think diversion.


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