Odesa will face an environmental catastrophe if ammunition depots explode in Transnistria. This opinion was expressed by the former head of the General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Moldova, Yuri Bricag, in on the air of “We are Ukraine” TV program.
There used to be more than 40 thousand tons of ammunition there, now there are about 20 thousand tons left. Starting from 2000 to 2004, these munitions, which could possibly be exported, were exported to the Russian Federation, and some of them were destroyed. Today, these ammunition do exist there, and there is a lot of it. God forbid, if these munitions are detonated, it will cause irreparable environmental damage to both the Republic of Moldova and Odesa region.Briczag emphasized.
He also added that the ammunition ended up in Transnistria when Soviet troops were withdrawing from the Warsaw Pact countries.
They were accumulated mainly during the withdrawal of Soviet troops from the Warsaw Pact countries in 1991-1992. They were made up ofBriczag said.
Earlier, Moldovan Prime Minister Dorin Recean said that Russia plans to seize the airport in the Moldovan capital Chisinau and deploy its military there.