The Minister of Emergency Situations Vladimir Shandra in interview to the Fakty newspaper declared existence of 34 unprotected bases of ammunition in Ukraine.
"This year we brought up a question of liquidation of the former military bases on which else from Soviet period ammunition is stored! At what nobody protects these arsenals! Such in Ukraine 34 and they occupy the space more than 150 thousand hectares. And every year near them people perish - someone looks for metal, someone simply walks", - Shandra told.
According to him, generally such arsenals are located in the woods.
Shandra noted that the Ministry of Emergency Situations developed the program for mine clearing which is brought on the statement in the Cabinet.
We will remind, on August 27 in a warehouse of ammunition of military unit of A0829 the Ministry of Defence located near the city of Lozovaya of the Kharkov area, the fire which led to explosions of ammunition began.
On May 6, 2004, on July 23, 2005 and on August 19, 2006 in warehouses in Novobogdanovke (The Zaporozhye area) there were fires with a further detonation of ammunition.
Meanwhile, the Military prosecutor's office of the Nikolaev garrison calms: at us everything is protected, and for a condition of three warehouses with the ammunition, located in the area territory, it is possible not to be afraid. The mine - torpedo arms near Ochakovo and two objects in Voznesensky the area - warehouses of small arms and aviation means of defeat is a question of base.