Quantcast

Unscheduled fireworks display in the Ukraine

The Rocketry Forum

Help Support The Rocketry Forum:

Winston

Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Joined
Jan 31, 2009
Messages
9,087
Reaction score
1,197
I think they may need to modify or follow their munitions storage regulations.

Ukraine munitions blasts prompt mass evacuations
23 March 2017

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39363416

Some 20,000 people are being evacuated after a series of explosions at a massive arms depot in eastern Ukraine described by officials as sabotage.

The base in Balakliya, near Kharkiv, is around 100km (60 miles) from fighting against Russian-backed separatists.

The dump is used to store thousands of tonnes of ammunition including missiles and artillery weapons.

Rescue teams are overseeing a huge evacuation effort for people living in the city and nearby villages.

The total area of the dump spans more than 350 hectares, the military says.

Everyone within a 10km (6 miles) radius of the dump is being evacuated, the Interfax news agency quoted an aide to President Petro Poroshenko as saying.

Munitions from the depot are used to supply military units in the conflict zone in nearby Luhansk and Donetsk, reports say.

The authorities are investigating various ways the explosions may have been caused, Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak said, including the possibility of an explosive device being dropped from a drone.

A drone was reported to have been used an earlier attempt to set the facility on fire in December 2015.


[video=youtube;dtvqdttbM3o]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtvqdttbM3o[/video]

[video=youtube;MpwEZ_9VLD8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpwEZ_9VLD8[/video]

[video=youtube;q4KSitTaxMc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4KSitTaxMc[/video]
 

XolveJohn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
340
Reaction score
5
It was the russian hackers. They found all of Hillarys missing emails, and ran out of elections to throw! :hot:
 

ksaves2

Lifetime Supporter
TRF Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Nov 25, 2009
Messages
6,059
Reaction score
339
Location
Central Illinois
Naaahhh, The Russians just want to turn Ukraine into an upscale "gated" community. Kurt
 

XolveJohn

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 22, 2017
Messages
340
Reaction score
5
Upscale if you like cooking with coal and making $600 a month. Enough to pay for a Yugo!

Personal income of Russians shrank by 52.2% in January 2016 as compared to December 2015. According to the report by the state statistics body Rosstat, the monthly income in January averaged only 21365 rubles (about USD $291) though only a month ago it was 45212 rubles ($614).Mar 9, 2016

And our military is ten times bigger. Putin is a punk.
 
Top