National Security and Defense Council Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov told journalists in Kyiv on Thursday, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"The biggest blow since the beginning of the war has been dealt to the country - to our defense, our defense capability... This is the responsibility of the vertical of the defense leadership, starting from the Chief of the General Staff," Turchynov said.
"We have demonstrated our incapability to defend our strategic arsenals. So the question of the quality of the country defense is rising. Before the top officials are held accountable, who fail to fulfill their responsibilities in quality, we will keep counting our losses and damages," Turchynov said.
As reported, on Sept. 26 at around 10 p.m., State Emergency Service was reported of ammunition explosions in the military depot of the Defense Ministry in Kalynivka village. A Censor.NET source said that the explosions were heard in the village, and ammo was seen flying over the depot. The Kalynivka depot is more than 1,000 ha and packed with ammunition of various types.
As of 10 a.m. Sept. 27, more than 30,000 people have been evacuated. For that purpose, 50 buses, 10 ambulances, and Emergency Service psychologists were involved. Two people were traumatized and taken to hospitals.
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