Warehouses in Svatovo Luhansk region, where on Thursday there was a fire, kept the artillery missile weapons, said the Commissioner of the General staff of the military might of Ukraine Vladislav Seleznev.
"these warehouses stored the missile and artillery armament. This so-called intermediate base, which centred on a certain number of ammunition ", - he said, reports RIA " Novosti ".
according to him, the weapons were kept as a reserve that could be applied if necessary on the 1st line of defense." Or planned action, or a tragic accident. The Commission, which went to the area of the tragedy, should these circumstances to find out, " said Seleznev. Before in the Ministry of defence of Ukraine told that the fire in a warehouse of ammunition in Svatovo Luhansk region began with the launching of signal rockets from outside the warehouse. On Thursday evening in Kiev-controlled town of Svatovo of the Luhansk region started to explode ammunition warehouse of the military unit. Only remained in stock for About 3, 5 thousand tons of ammunition for reactive systems of volley fire " Grad ", "Smerch" and " Uragan ". About 1. 00 GMT ammunition explosions intensified. The area of the fire amounted to About 9 thousand Square meters. Created by pyrotechnic fifteen mobile groups, on the spot 7. 00 working to eliminate the consequences. In the end, the fire lost his life 2 people, another eight were damaged. SBU has described the explosions as a terrorist act and opened a criminal case under the criminal code.