A fire at an ammunition depot in Kalynivka, Vinnytsia region is a military disaster, the responsibility for which should bear the highest officials of the General staff. This opinion was expressed by MP from the «popular front» Anton Gerashchenko in Facebook.
«The responsibility should be borne not «pound» and «switchman» and the head of the General staff of the armed forces Victor Muzhenko, and his Deputy responsible for the safety of the military warehouses. Thousands of tons of ammunition, which in a few hours turned into a pile of debris, could be used to train and improve the combat capability of our army. They could be unleashed on the enemy’s head and used to protect our country from the aggressor», – he stressed.
According to the Deputy, another strategic warehouse after balakleysky and svatovskaya a military warehouse, «turned into nothing because of the total impunity for senior military leadership» for the previous disaster.
«Viktor Muzhenko needs to take a young and responsible officer of the Armed forces, which should lead the process of the present, not the fake reform of our army and fleet», – said Gerashchenko.
He added that the senior military leadership of the country for more than three years never was held accountable for the failures.
«Make a proposal to the Committee on national security and defense at the next meeting to consider the issue on appeal to the Supreme commander to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with a proposal to dismiss the head of the General staff Victor Muzhenko, and his Deputy responsible for the safety and security of military stores,» – said the Deputy.
Gerashchenko added that the members of the Committee on national security and defense need to carry out checks on observance of security measures at remaining military depots and make conclusions about what needs to be done to improve their safety.
«Also let’s hear, with the participation of the media, report on the use of 300 million UAH allocated by Parliament in the budget 2017 General staff to ensure the safety and security of military warehouses. Apparently, the money, as usual, left as water in sand. If the Supreme commander will continue to pretend that nothing is happening after a warehouse explosion in Svatovo, Balakleya and Kalinovka, and do personnel issues at the top, then it is a crime against the security of our country», – he concluded.
Anton Gerashchenko: the responsibility for the village should be the head of the armed forces General staff Muzhenko, and his Deputy 27.09.2017