Photo: Olesia Potapova / RIA Novosti
Portable anti-aircraft missile system (MANPADS), which was shot down Russian su-25 in Syria could fall to the terrorists with ammunition storage in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine. Such opinion on Sunday, February 4, stated to RIA Novosti a member of the Federation Council of Russia, a veteran of the RAF Igor Morozov.
“In the fall at a military depot in Kalynivka, Ukraine was a fire such catastrophic consequences that the official Ukrainian party did not rule out the fact that he was specifically organized in order to hide the theft of hundreds of weapons then without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities through various smuggling could fall into the hands of Syrian terrorists,” — said Morozov.
However, he did not rule out that steal MANPADS could from military depots NATO, located in one of the countries of Eastern Europe.
Earlier, first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich said that the militants could get MANPADS in the mediation of the United States, transferred “Interfax”. “Just like that, without serious support and maintenance from outside the territory of the fighting they can not get. It is through a third country did the Americans. And against the background of Russophobia is expensive they will pay for it”, — he stressed.
In turn, the Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon announced that the U.S. gave MANPADS to their allies in Syria. “The U.S. is not supplied to partner forces in Syria any weapons of the type “earth-air” and do not intend to do so in the future,” said Pachon.
Russian su-25 was shot down on 3 February in the area of de-escalating the Syrian province of Idlib. According to the statement of the defense Ministry, the pilot managed to report that his car was shot down and ejected. Later it turned out that the pilot gave battle to the terrorists, firing personal weapons, and died.
Fire and explosions at an ammunition depot in Kalynivka began on 26 September 2017, the fire was localized on the morning of 28 September. As a result, the Arsenal was destroyed 32 thousand tons of shells, the total damage amounted to $ 800 million.
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