This was announced by Petro Poroshenko Bloc MP, member of parliamentary committee on national security and defense Ivan Vinnyk on air of NewsOne TV channel, Censor.NET reports.
"The state has lost today $800 million in ammunition at market price in the explosions, even if we calculate them as not new," Vinnyk said.
"The government believes it a success that they are evacuating the people. But they have to do their best to not have this reason," the parliament member said.
Vinnyk believs that the sabotage act would have been more difficult if the ammunition was locked in pits. Outdoor storage made it easier for the saboteurs to conduct their operation.
"From the cost point of view, a lot of ammo was destroyed in Kalynivka. We must construct new underground storage areas urgently and keep the ammo there," Vinnyk said.
As reported, on Sept. 26 at around 10 p.m., State Emergency Service was reported of ammunition explosions in the military depot of the Defense Ministry in Kalynivka village. A Censor.NET source said that the explosions were heard in the village, and ammo was seen flying over the depot. The Kalynivka depot is more than 1,000 ha and packed with ammunition of various types.
As of 10 a.m. Sept. 27, more than 30,000 people have been evacuated. For that purpose, 50 buses, 10 ambulances, and Emergency Service psychologists were involved. Two people were traumatized and taken to hospitals.
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