Three shells per minute: a fire in the winery called diversion

In the night from 26 to 27 September there was a fire on one of the largest armories of Ukraine in Vinnytsia region. According to preliminary data burned about 18 acres of the Arsenal. Case in Vinnytsia was not the first incident when in the square under unexplained circumstances light up armories. In the Ukrainian Prosecutor’s office has said that the fire was the handiwork of saboteurs, but what it is, is not specified.

photo: press service of the DSNs of Ukraine

The fire started around 10 p.m. Tuesday. According to the information of the General staff of the APU, the fire area has made about 10 percent of the total territory of a military warehouse, but later reported a 30 percent. The Ministry said that most of the premises of warehouses of ammunition was missing. Ukrainian experts and social media users raised this statement laugh. Judging by the videos from the event on which we can see and hear regular explosions, clouds of fire, more like a celebration of fireworks in China, the lack of ammunition, however. According to open sources, the total area of warehouses near Vinnitsa, which are stored in the order of 188 thousand tons of ammunition, is about 60 hectares.

A fire at an ammunition depot near Vinnitsa: babahnut like Chernobyl

Explosions happened all night, so the Marines were able to proceed to the analysis of the debris and the clearance of unexploded ordnance in the morning. According to the Deputy head of the Vinnytsia region Andrey Girko at 8 am the intensity of the explosions was about three shells per minute. In connection with the incident, Ukrainian authorities halted train traffic on the stretch of Pine – Kalynivka, blocked the highway Vinnitsa-Kiev and Zhitomir-Mogilev-Podolsky and established a no-fly zone in a radius of 50 kilometers from the armories. Were also evacuated residents from neighboring settlements — more than 20 thousand people have fled their homes independently, and the 8th of thousands have used the services of lifeguards. Residents placed in hospitals and nearby schools. A fire at an arms depot left without gas and electricity about 15 thousand inhabitants of nearby settlements. “Vinnitsagaz” said that while the consequences of a fire will not be extinguished, and munitions cleared, to talk about restoring energocompany is not necessary.

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Another fire gun store in the square were not left without attention of the authorities. We will remind that it already the third fire on the Ukrainian military warehouses. 22 September burnt down the Armory APU in Mariupol, and in the spring the fire was covered warehouses in Kharkiv region — then two persons were lost, five more suffered. Every time the Ukrainian authorities claimed the “hand of the Kremlin”, the militia DND and LNR, who staged a diversion in the Armoury. This time loud statements about the involvement of Moscow has not yet sounded, but the military Prosecutor’s office has opened a criminal case under article “diversion”. Agree with them and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groisman. He links the previous explosions in Mariupol and Balakleya with the incident in Vinnitsa. Groisman urged the investigators to conduct a thorough investigation as in his opinion, all three of the fire is not random and can be linked.

“Smart draw conclusions, repeat silly mistakes,” summed up the politician.

Square head Petro Poroshenko decided to convene a war Council with the participation of the same Groisman, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, Minister of defense, head of the armed forces, chairmen of the SBU, the national police, national guard and emergency Services.

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