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Kalynivka: A heavy blow to the defense capability of Ukraine

Author : Yuriy Butusov

15:24, 27 September 2017
Kalynivka: A heavy blow to the defense capability of Ukraine

Author : Yuriy Butusov

Kalynivka was our second most important ammunition depot after Balakliia

15:24, 27 September 2017

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A huge fire at one Ukraine’s largest ammunition depots in Kalynivka village (Vinnytsia region) has set off a series of explosions.

Censor.Net has reported that explosions can be heard in the city, the explosion of ammunition after explosions is well noticeable. The warehouse in Kalynivka has a total area of more than 1000 hectares and is full of ammunition of various types. The store is open, the warehouse loading rates are exceeded several times.

Related: Kalynivka: all details as of 2:00 p.m., Sept. 27

This is repetition of the tragedy of Balakliia and Svatovo. September 22, the Mariupol warehouse in Novoyanisolivka was destroyed. Now Kalynivka is under attack.

This was our second most important ammunition depot after Balakliia. That is, you can already predict when and where the next explosion might occur. After all, the program of dispersal of ammunition systematically fails.

Related: Anti-terrorist drills stopped in Vinnytsia due to fire in Kalynivka

The enemy continues to systematically attack the military infrastructure of Ukraine. This catastrophe deprives us of huge ammunition stocks. The ammunition was not dispersed despite repeated hostile attacks and the destruction of our strategic reserves.

This is a heavy blow to the defense capability of Ukraine, which requires extraordinary measures and decisions.

Related: Ammunition explosions in Kalynivka do not influence work of main power grids

Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure the safety of our stockpiles of ammunition, despite the fact that this year, 300 million hryvnia were allocated, numerous commissions, checkups, and inspections. This is the fourth warehouse, which exploded in the last two years. Warehouse had a strategic relevance.

Putin also decided to bring his congratulations (to President Poroshenko – Ed.).

God forbid that someone dies.

Related: Poroshenko convenes military cabinet over fire in Kalynivka

As we reported earlier, one of the biggest ammunition depots in Ukraine is on fire since 10:00 p.m., September 26. Thousands of people from Kalynivka and other nearby villages had to get evacuated, many of them using their own transport. Volunteers were posting to social networks for the whole night offering help and providing new details on the explosions.

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