President Poroshenko orders Defense Ministry to reinforce security at all military facilities

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has ordered Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak to reinforce security measure at all military facilities because of a series of explosions at a massive arms depot near the city of Balakliia.

Svyatoslav Tsegolko, Press Secretary of the Ukrainian President wrote this on Facebook.

“The President ordered the Defense Minister to strengthen security at military facilities," he wrote.

Tsegolko stressed that Defense Minister Poltorak assured that there are enough stockpiles of weapons and ammunition in the ATO zone to perform combat tasks.

As earlier reported, on March 23, at 2.45 a.m., a massive fire broke out at some sites of the ammunition storage depot, located near the city of Balakliia, Kharkiv region, which triggered expositions.

Defense Minister Poltorak said that according to preliminary data, ammunition explosions could have been caused by an act of sabotage.


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