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 Molot mortar tube blast: Minister Poltorak initiates additional check of metal used in mortar production

Ukraine’s Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak instructed to check the metal which was used in production of M-15 Molot mortar tube as part of the official probe into mortar tube explosion at Rivne-based combined arms training facility.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

"As part of the investigation of the incident that occurred at Rivne firing ground, Defense Minister of Ukraine, Ukrainian Army General Stepan Poltorak instructed to check the metal which was used in production of M-15 Molot mortar at the research laboratory of the Ukraine’s National Technical University Kyiv Polytechnic Institute named after Igor Sikorsky," the statement reads.

The samples have already been delivered to the research laboratory which is now examining them.

Conclusions made upon the examination should help find out true cause of the mortar tube explosion.

As reported, three military were killed and nine others were injured in explosion of the tube of 120 mm Molot mortar in Rivne on July 6.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n3076747
 
 
 
 
 
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