Explosions in the Arsenal of the Armed forces of Ukraine in Kalinovka of Vinnytsia region will not affect the decision of the United States of America concerning the provision of weapons to Ukraine. This was the special envoy of the US state Department on Ukraine Kurt Volker said the «Voice of America».
We don’t know all the circumstances. Many people are interested in the explosions, but there’s also the possibility that it was an accident. I think that the decision of the USA concerning the provision of weapons will be made on the basis of the objectives of the US in this matter,» he said.
In the comment to the edition «GORDON» the veteran foreign intelligence, Lieutenant-General Vasily Bogdan expressed the opinion that the incident in Kalinovka can be a diversion, aimed at discrediting Ukraine in the international arena as a player in the sphere of military-technical cooperation.
The evening of September 26 in the Arsenal of the Armed forces of Ukraine in Kalinovka near Vinnitsa began to explode the shells. The warehouse was 83 thousand tons of ammunition.
Evacuated 30 thousand local residents. In the area of the explosions blocked the airspace and changed the schedule of trains. Two persons were injured, no one died.
The military Prosecutor’s office opened criminal proceedings on the fact of sabotage.
On 28 September, the chief military Prosecutor Anatoly Matios said that the Arsenal in Kalinovka was guarded by people with «poor vision and minimal motivation.» The Prosecutor praised the loss of » … hundreds of billions of hryvnia.»
By 15: 00 on September 28 engineers completed mine clearance of the settlements located near the scene. As of 16.00, the people returned to their homes, reported in the Vinnytsia regional state administration.
Members of the Armed forces of Ukraine predicts that single explosions will occur three to four days.
Walker said that the incident in Kalinovka will not affect the US decision to provide weapons to Ukraine 29.09.2017