WHO KEEPS BLOWING UP OUR AMMO DUMPS?
10,000 flee blasts in new Ukraine disaster
MORE than 10,000 people were forced to flee in terror yesterday as a giant ammunition dump went up in smoke – sending flames hundreds of feet into the air and exploding shells in all directions.
Authorities reckon sabotage is behind the blast that tore through the ammo depot 110 miles east of Kiev, Ukraine, in the early hours of yesterday.
And few are in any doubt who’s behind the disaster – the latest in a string of explosions at Ukrainian ammunition dumps…
Russian’s strongman boss Vladimir Putin. The blasts shattered windows in surrounding village houses while explosions could also be heard in a nearby wood where some ammunition appeared to have come down.
Explosions were happening at a rate of two to three a second at one stage, according to the defence ministry.
Ukraine has in the past pointed the finger at Russia for such types of incidents as relations between the two countries plunged following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Its deputy prime minister linked the explosions to a decision pending in Istanbul this week, allowing the country to establish an independent national church – which Russia fiercely opposes.
Fighting between Ukrainian troops and Moscow-backed separatist rebels has killed more than 10,000 people since 2014.
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