Ukraine lost 1 billion u.s. dollars because of the explosion of ammunition in the town of Balaklea, Chairman of the Congressional Committee on national security and defense of Ukraine Sergey Pashinsky said.
“The explosion in Balakleya is actually a tragedy! There are tens of thousands of munitions are still used and thousands of ammunition has expired. The explosion in the storage space have led to chain reactions and we lost bullet blocks worth 1 billion u.s. dollars.
This incident is not acceptable, because Ukraine is not a rich country, not to occur regardless of the service would similar to this fire, “the Chairman of the Congressional Committee on national security and defense of Ukraine Sergey Pashinsky said.
The fire at the depot of ammunition in the town of Balakleya, Kharkov region, has erupted on the night of March 23, and was extinguished the following day. The Kiev Government has prosecuted two criminal cases on charges of “undermining the property” and “negligence leading to serious consequences.”
In an interview with Sputnik, political analyst Dmitry Zhuravlev noted that, in the Mag of Ukraine often happens the fire service.
“If talking about damage worth a billion dollars, I doubt about that. Not sure at the time of the fire in this container has had such a large volume of ammunition. Please note that, in ammunition in Ukraine often happens the fire service.
Now, Kiev started asking Europe to provide military support, or at least financial assistance for Ukraine. However, in my opinion, this time the European partners will not sympathize with Ukraine, “said Dmitry Zhuravlev said.