The tendency poses threat to national security, - Ukraine’s President

Source : 112 Ukraine

Petro Poroshenko ordered National Security Council to take extensive measures in order to prevent the return
23:45, 27 September 2017

Fire in ammunition depot in Ukraine – is a tendency, that poses a threat to national security. President of Ukraine announced that during the military cabinet commenting on the situation in Kalynivka. The 112 Ukraine TV channel broadcasted the meeting.

He ordered the National Defence Council to take measures in order to prevent the return.

“Whatever the ultimate responsibility, the subversive group, we have to defend our strategic objects from the subversive groups. If there are other versions, so we will bring to responsibility those from other versions. This tendency poses threat to the national security. I would also ask to prepare for the National Security Council meeting carefully for the Council is able to take extensive measures in order to prevent the return,” the President said.

Apart from that Poroshenko gave an order to the detachments of paramilitary security units of Ukrainian railroad and extradepartmental security service to bolster defenses of strategic objects.

“If this requires additional funding, we can’t tolerate these events anymore,” the head of the state added.

 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.

It was also reported that ammunition depot in Kalynivka was loaded for 57%. The underground storages and cover positions remained intact. 

Anti-terrorist drills were halted in Vinnytsia due to fire in Kalynivka. A lot of detachments of the law enforcement agencies should take part in the drills. 

No casualties reported. Two people have been hospitalized.

The military prosecution is investigating the fire as diversion. Later on the Security Service of Ukraine stated they are looking at four main versions of the origin of the fire, but they didn’t specify which ones.

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