At the time of emergency the warehouses were nearly 70 thousand tons of ammunition.
At the time of the fire and explosions in the warehouses of the sixth Arsenal of the Ministry of defence about of Ichnya of Chernihiv region was kept 69.5 thousand tons of ammunition. This was during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers on Wednesday, 10 October, said defense Minister Stepan Poltorak.
“At the time the events of the warehouses were 69.5 thousand tons of ammunition, of which the possible use was 43 thousand tons. The remaining 18 thousand tons are items of ammunition and components for ammunition,” – said the Minister.
Also, the Arsenal stored ammunition, which were not used by the army and will be disposed of.
In total Arsenal at Ichnya designed for 127 thousand tons of ammunition.
“In the beginning of 2014 there were 125 thousand tons of ammunition. In recent years we relocated to other places on other bases and arsenals 56 thousand tons of ammunition. This is about 1.5 thousand cars, 50 trains,” – said Poltorak.
He also said that improving conditions of storage of ammunition in the current year has been allocated 13 million USD, of which 9.6 million hryvnia – funded.
Note, as of Wednesday morning explosions of ammunition continues with intensity every ten minutes.
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