Defense Ministry asking for additional 100 million on security of Armed Forces' ammunition depots


The Defense Ministry of Ukraine is requesting an increase in funding of ammunition disposal and ensuring survivability and fire and explosion safety of arsenals, bases, and depots of the Armed Forces by 13 percent, or 100 million hryvnia ($3.7 million) up to 434.2 million hryvnia within the state budget of 2018.

Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

The draft bill on the state budget for 2018 provides for 334,219,100 hryvnia for the program of utilization of ammunition, fuel, hardware, and other military property of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In addition, the Defense Ministry said that there is a need of extra funding in the amount of 100 million hryvnia for the same program.

Read more: Lutsenko on Kalynivka explosions: This was sabotage act, made possible through neglect of duty

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.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n457938