Arsenal of Ukraine’s Armed Forces was moved to storages

Source : 112 Ukraine

Over 300 tons of the munitions (over 100 military echelons) were divided between the arsenals, bases, and storages
16:23, 18 April 2019

All arsenal of the rockets of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was moved to the protected storages as the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

“To preserve the arsenal of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the considerable work was held on dispersal, hiding on the protected storages and evacuation from the territory of left-bank Ukraine,” the message said.

It is reported that over 300 tons of the munitions (over 100 military echelons) were divided between the arsenals, bases, and storages.

Protected storages accepted over 170,000 tons of the missiles and munitions, which allowed to hide 100% of the ordinance of the multiple rocket launchers and particular nomenclatures of the munitions. About 34,000 tons of the munitions were re-poped.

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The storages replaced over 33,000 tons of the munitions and air ordnance since the beginning of 2019.

The General Staff added that the events on the mine clearance at the objects of the storage of the arsenal, where the accidents took place, continue. The Armed Forces of Ukraine hold the surface clearance of the technical territories of the military units from the explosives. Totally, 735 hectares were cleared in Balakliya, Kalynivka, and Ichnia ammo depots, where major fire occurred.

Earlier Ukrainian military servicemen have prevented the attempt to set the arsenal of the Defense Ministry on fire.

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As is known, an emergency occurred at military depots of Sixth arsenal in Ichnya district in Chernihiv region in October 2018; the ammunition detonated in these depots, which led to the heavy fire on the premises. Back then, Military Prosecutor Hryhoriy Ryabenko said that the explosions occurred due to the act of sabotage. 

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