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As a result of explosions in Balakliya, Ukraine lost ammunition at $1 billion – Pashinsky

Pashinsky believes that it is necessary to create a special programme for the destruction of unwanted munitions

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The explosions at military depots in Balakleya in Kharkiv region were destroyed ammunition worth $1 billion About it on air “5 channel” said MP from the “popular front”, predsedatel of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on national security and defence Sergiy Pashinsky.

“What a tragedy Blakley? Lay tens of thousands of munitions capable and tens of thousands of ammunition unfit for combat. When I went to this chain reaction, we lost $1 billion of ammunition. This is unacceptable because we are not a rich country,” he said.

According to Pashinsky, you need to determine what ammunition needs of the Ukrainian army, and which are unfit for use.

“We need to clearly identify what we need, and keep them in special concrete vaults with fire-extinguishing systems. And for those that are not needed – there should be a special program for their further destruction,” – said the Deputy.

In balakliia about 3.00 Mar 23, began the explosions at the ammunition. Rescue service conducted an evacuation of local residents.

The explosion injured five people, one died.

The chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios suggested that the fire could occur as a result of sabotage. According to him, before the explosions at the warehouse in Balakleya was heard the roar of a device, similar to a drone.

According to the investigation, made public on 6 April, ammunition depots could ignite civilians via drone.

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