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Is the private to blame? The shocking statistics of explosions and fires at military sites and warehouses over the past three years

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11 March 2011 of the year. Orenburg region. Army training ground Donguz. Spontaneous explosion in preparation for the disposal of projectiles and ammunition. The soldier was lost.


6 April 2011 of the year. Lipetsk region. Town Kadinka. When working on the disposal of powder charges, a fire started, accompanied by explosions. Four people died.

26 May 2011. Republic of Bashkortostan. Iglinsky area. Military arsenal near the village of Urman. Fire at the ammunition storage area in an open way. More than 10 people were injured, 30 families lost their homes, almost 2000 people were temporarily evacuated. Total damage over 64 million rubles.

3 June 2011 of the year. Udmurtia. 102-th artillery arsenal. A severe fire, in which more than 250 people were injured of varying severity, one person died. Almost 28 thousands of buildings in nearby settlements are damaged. Total damage - more than 100 million rubles.

23 August 2011 of the year. Astrakhan region. Polygon Ashuluk. During the disposal of ammunition, a powerful explosion occurred, the victims of which were seven soldiers at once.

18 May 2012. Spassky district. Primorsky Krai. Fire at ammunition depot. The evacuation of almost 2000 residents located in the immediate vicinity of the warehouse settlements. More than 800 people from the units of the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs were involved. Total damage over 18 million rubles.

May 2012 of the year. Nizhny Novgorod Region. Mulino. Explosion of ammunition prepared for disposal. Five soldiers were killed, three were injured.

11 June 2012 of the year. Orenburg region. Buzuluksky district. Fire at a military warehouse of the military unit 96558 with simultaneous explosions of ammunition. More than 700 people are evacuated. Total damage around 15 million rubles.

July 2012 of the year. Novosibirsk region. During the transport of ammunition intended for disposal, echelon caught fire. Explosions began, as a result of which one car was completely destroyed, and five more were significantly damaged. By luck, no one was hurt. Damage amounted to about 10 million rubles.

June 2013 of the year. Samara Region. Chapaevsky landfill. Explosions ammunition. Overlapped federal highway. Several cars turned into a pile of scrap metal, having fallen under the real shelling. About 4 thousands of people were evacuated from the scene. More than 40 people were delivered to the medical institutions of Chapayevsk and Samara with fragmental wounds. The cannonade lasted several days. The total damage amounted to more than 150 million rubles.

With Donguz, the material begins, and we’ll finish this sad statistic.

October 2012 of the year. Orenburg region. Donguz The explosion of a large number of ammunition at the railway station during unloading. The fire that engulfed the territory of almost 20 hectares caused damage, according to the calculations of the military prosecutor’s office staff, which amounted to more than 200 million rubles.

Is the private to blame? The shocking statistics of explosions and fires at military sites and warehouses over the past three years


Let us dwell on the investigation of the last of the presented incidents. The reason for considering the second Donguz episode lies in the fact that just the other day the court passed a sentence on this case, naming the perpetrators of the incident. More precisely - not individuals, but one person whom Private Kasatkin has become. Guilty private - well, of course! ..
At the same time, Alexander Kasatkin initially did not even identify the suspect in the case. VSO TFR opened a criminal case under Article 349 (part 1) of the Criminal Code "Violation of the rules for dealing with weapons and objects that pose an increased danger to others. ”As a result of this excitement, no one brought a personal judicial punishment, but the Ministry of Defense decided to disband the military unit in Donguz while closing the landfill.

At the same time, Alexander Kasatkin himself came to the UK and unexpectedly declared himself the only culprit of that drama. SK "went to meet" Kasatkin and opened a criminal case against him under article 127 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (part 1) of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "" Violation of safety rules at explosive facilities or in explosive workshops, if this caused major damage. "

The prosecution quickly found the situation and asked for an ordinary Kasatkin 15 months of restriction of liberty and payment in favor of the Ministry of Defense (no less) 234 million rubles. Another half a million rubles from Kasatkina was demanded by the administration of the district in which the state of emergency took place.

The court session in the garrison military court ended with a guilty verdict against Alexander Kasatkin, however, the sentence itself can be considered surprisingly mild - 30 thousand rubles as a fine. The court took into account that Private Kasatkin himself came to confess.

Agree strange история... More than strange. Against the background of a systematic state of emergency at various military depots and polygons where ammunition for various purposes is stored, the development of the situation in this case resembles a performance in the theater of the absurd. Judge for yourself. If the branch of the rank and file took part in the loading and unloading operations at the railway station, then at least some sergeant should have been watching this work. Least!

Continuing the reasoning and taking into account the testimony of Kasatkin, who said that he threw an unpatched cigarette butt, you come to the conclusion that if someone from the control link was, then he did not give a damn about what Kasatkin himself and his other colleagues were doing. Do you smoke? Well, to hell with you ... And I will stand aside ... If so, then it is not clear why the one who stood aside did not find himself on the dock.

Based on this question, it can be concluded that either there was no military officer at all at the station controlling the process of unloading ammunition, or they simply decided to shield it at the expense of Private Kasatkin. If there was no such person, then from the officers of this unit you need not only to tear off shoulder straps, but also to send them to the tribunal. But the tribunal, as we understand, regarding the command of the military unit did not take place.

If you decided to shield this most controlling (irresponsible) person, you are once again surprised at the logic of the Russian military investigation: a soldier came, took the blame, it means everything is in the bag, the investigation could not be continued ... In this case, the investigation would it would be even more convenient if private Kasatkin took the blame for both Donguz, Buzuluk, Mulino, and Spassky training ground in Primorsky Krai. Like, I went on business trips - I toured, and everywhere, you know, I smoked alongside ammunition. So it happened ... They exploded ...

Indeed, a bitter comedy.

Bitter comedy can be called a fine for a fighter in the amount of 30 thousand rubles. The sum of this fine itself seems to indicate that the court itself understands: Kasatkin’s accusation and “confession” of the guilt by Kasatkin are sewn with white threads, or more simply, natural, forgive mercy, bullshit ... Like, the court realizes that there is someone behind Kasatkin something else, but it is better not to touch this “someone else”, and the shooter Kasatkin himself is a pity ... Therefore, let this sinner pay 30 thousands, and forget about the donguz incident.

But it will. Forget it. And about Spassk, and about Chapaevsk, and about Ulyanovsk - after all, the "guilty" were found, and they suffered (will suffer) a "severe" punishment. Only with such an approach, one can not cherish hopes that the military landfills and warehouses will no longer turn into ashes ... So maybe the investigation still needs to dig deeper into the "confessions" of Private Kasatkin, and not lie to himself about an open case punishing the guilty ... And in the Ministry of Defense itself, it is time to raise the statistics of the rushing warehouses and echelons, going to real organizational conclusions.
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  1. serge-68-68
    serge-68-68 17 July 2013 06: 52 New
    11
    And who else? It was only in a stupid Soviet army that over the flight with Rust’s flight, stars flew with shoulder straps, and their owners flew away. For us, "if the clock is behind, then the second hand is to blame."
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 17 July 2013 07: 10 New
      21
      Ever since ancient times, the abductors acted according to the standard scheme - stole, sold, and set fire to the warehouse upon arrival of the commission. And ends in water.
      1. Joker
        Joker 17 July 2013 07: 36 New
        +6
        I think the same way, now there is a mess all over the world, therefore, they buy ammunition for a sweet soul. Sold for a hundred million and set fire to the fire, as they say the ends in the water, only here rather in the fire wassat
      2. avdkrd
        avdkrd 17 July 2013 10: 10 New
        +4
        this is of course an option (stolen, sold, set fire to), but most likely eternal gouging caused by the lack of properly organized control, including technical. Recently he brought a private to the dismissal from Molkino to Krasnodar - they got into a conversation ... So this is part of the logistics, armed with fencing machines, trenchers, diggers, etc., among other things, they are guarding in army warehouses located there. The private man did not tell military secrets, but I was surprised by the nomenclature of the ammunition and weapons stored there, and, most importantly, the features of guarding. In reinforced concrete storage facilities (arsenals), they not only smoke, but also periodically burn bonfires in the neighborhood of very, very expensive and complex products of our military industrial complex. Although the conscript himself said that a conventional video surveillance system and external perimeter security would be sufficient. I do not live in the most elite apartment building, but such a system has been in place for several years, and as a result, any coming in the courtyard is not spoiled in elevators. I’m all this to the fact that the storage of ammunition in our country is ugly - both organizationally and technically.
        1. Blackgrifon
          Blackgrifon 17 July 2013 10: 37 New
          +1
          Quote: avdkrd
          this is of course an option (stolen, sold, set fire to), but most likely eternal gouging caused by the lack of properly organized control, including technical. Recently he brought a private to the dismissal from Molkino to Krasnodar - they got into a conversation ... So this is part of the logistics, armed with fencing machines, trenchers, diggers, etc., among other things, they are guarding in army warehouses located there. The private man did not tell military secrets, but I was surprised by the nomenclature of the ammunition and weapons stored there, and, most importantly, the features of guarding. In reinforced concrete storage facilities (arsenals), they not only smoke, but also periodically burn bonfires in the neighborhood of very, very expensive and complex products of our military industrial complex. Although the conscript himself said that a conventional video surveillance system and external perimeter security would be sufficient. I do not live in the most elite apartment building, but such a system has been in place for several years, and as a result, any coming in the courtyard is not spoiled in elevators. I’m all this to the fact that the storage of ammunition in our country is ugly - both organizationally and technically.


          Before the furniture maker’s reforms, officers were responsible for everything (several people sat at the same factory in Ulyanovsk), and now conscripts. Many officers told me how low the recruitment culture of recruits is. So, theft is not the main reason - before every year, landfills, warehouses and factories did not explode).
        2. Letterksi
          Letterksi 17 July 2013 11: 44 New
          +5
          It is ugly in all CIS countries, but shells are torn only in Russia
          1. grafrozow
            grafrozow 17 July 2013 14: 12 New
            +2
            2004 Ukraine, Donetsk region Artyomovsk. A warehouse exploded on the outskirts of the city, at 15km. shells flew away. The clerk-warrant officer. In the warehouse, cut scrap metal for change !?
          2. RADJANPHILOSOF
            RADJANPHILOSOF 17 July 2013 21: 17 New
            +1
            curious moment
  2. FC SKIF
    FC SKIF 17 July 2013 07: 28 New
    +2
    Like a commission, so warehouses explode. Maybe you do not need these checks or let them work undercover.
  3. volkodav
    volkodav 17 July 2013 08: 12 New
    -2
    It’s high time to disband the military prosecutor’s office and the military investigation department. transfer their functions to civilian prosecutors. what is the need for their existence now there is no war,
    1. Blackgrifon
      Blackgrifon 17 July 2013 10: 39 New
      0
      Quote: volkodav
      It’s high time to disband the military prosecutor’s office and the military investigation department. transfer their functions to civilian prosecutors. what is the need for their existence now there is no war,


      Yeah - but about the fact that there are practically no days off on the civilians, the trackers are in the know - in the UK there are very few workers, and they don’t really want to increase the number of investigators. And who will conduct investigations in this case?
      1. volkodav
        volkodav 5 August 2013 20: 57 New
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        Quote: Blackgrifon
        Yeah - but about the fact that there are practically no days off on the civilians, the trackers are in the know - in the UK there are very few workers, and they don’t really want to increase the number of investigators. And who will conduct investigations in this case?

        Dear you yourself have encountered the military prosecutor's office? She is always on the side of those gentlemen who carry the big stars on shoulder straps from point A to point B (their language does not turn to be officers) and the extreme one is always ordinary Pupkin and Sergeant Z ... pkin. But we don’t need to talk about personnel shortages in the investigating authorities, we don’t have a belt for the same reason every other day, and when they turned to the military prosecutor’s office for help they would give us a pay and not processing (as then the unit commander will receive a prize for saving the wage fund at the end of the year ?)
    2. servant.
      servant. 17 July 2013 11: 40 New
      +1
      There’s a long talk about this. The infamous furniture maker wanted to do it, but he’ll give him! They will not see an objective investigation until the military prosecutor’s office is dispersed ...
  4. Strashila
    Strashila 17 July 2013 08: 34 New
    +3
    There is a question ... such a disposal method has not been used for the first decade ... and what is happening clearly does not fit into historical statistics. I remembered this if I remembered tearing the ammunition depot of military units withdrawn from Europe, then quiet talk about large munitions of ammunition .. then with new normul, and here again.
  5. omsbon
    omsbon 17 July 2013 09: 29 New
    +3
    The scheme stole - sold - arson, should be interrupted after the word "stole" and continue with the words prison - confiscation, for all involved.
  6. Passer
    Passer 17 July 2013 09: 56 New
    +6
    Fuel depots burn in the same way, and as a rule on the eve of inspections. With me, one of these burned out just before the commission arrived from Moscow. According to the results of the investigation, the warehouse was flooded to the eyeballs (the official version), the culprit was also quickly found, the private one was a conscript who died in the explosion from which the fire started. Although, how a FULL kerosene tank could explode is a mystery to me.
  7. 6216390
    6216390 17 July 2013 10: 01 New
    +4
    "the investigation needs to dig a little deeper and not lie about an open case with the punishment of those responsible ..."
    + + + + + + + +
  8. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 17 July 2013 10: 11 New
    +1
    In the first place, the one in whose department the warehouse should probably answer is the time the fire occurred, that means the warehouse is not equipped with fire-fighting equipment, the personnel are not trained in safety measures, which, as you know, are written in blood. Warehouse manager for punishment and sloppiness at the facility.
    Well, and at the time of disposal, people and equipment and safety measures should be organized. And of course, responsible, and not sergeants, quietly sitting on the sidelines, but officers who have been instructed and conducted them.
    And the punishment is accordingly not taken measures and not a reprimand, but a term. But first, let him go to the parents of the dead and tell them what happened and how!
    1. Flash_96
      Flash_96 17 July 2013 11: 27 New
      +2
      First of all, senior executives should be held accountable, then the lower classes will be in order, since they (the bosses), under the threat of punishment, are able to restore order: verified !!!
  9. Letterksi
    Letterksi 17 July 2013 11: 21 New
    +6
    Taburetkin- explosions of warehouses, links of one chain. This is not an accident, it is not even a theft of ammunition, it is a systematic targeted destruction of the military potential of Russia. At the highest level, there is not even a question in these cases. So in the know what is happening. For some reason, the great and mighty Russian does not even pose a question to the Minister of Defense, what generally happens to the warehouses? Warehouses were torn earlier, warehouses were torn now, warehouses would be torn further. If warehouses are torn, then someone needs this.

    Show at least one other country from the CIS, whose warehouses are torn on an ongoing basis, as in Russia. But all of them inherited the same military structure, inherited the same fire extinguishing systems and methods of work in military depots. The same people work for them no better, and perhaps even worse than in Russia. But nothing explodes! So the problem is not in the warehouses?

    For some reason, everything spoils throughout Russia, explodes, falls, inflates, stagnates, does not grow. BUT! The army delivered another batch of Su-34 aircraft, in the amount of three to five pieces. And for that, we love you, dear president and government. love Russia is strengthening under your strict guidance!
  10. sergey158-29
    sergey158-29 17 July 2013 11: 36 New
    +5
    Warehouses are on because TABURETKIN:
    1. Transferred warehouses to private hands ...
    2. Disbanded military fire units with them ...
    3. Warehouses are protected by private structures - a "couple of security" ...

    Under his patronage, there continues to be a mess and theft, and your GDP on this "freak" for the COURT has nothing! Well, who is he after that ...
    1. Alekseev
      Alekseev 17 July 2013 12: 27 New
      0
      Quote: sergey158-29
      Warehouses are on because TABURETKIN:
      1. Transferred warehouses to private hands ...
      2. Disbanded military fire units with them ...
      3. Warehouses are protected by private structures - a "couple of security" ...

      It's like that.
      But if you take a broader look, you come to a disappointing conclusion:
      work with ammunition requires the strictest observance of order and discipline. And they are lost in our army (and the state).
      Our army is often scared to "let in" ammunition and explosives.
      Not learned (and how to learn in 1 year), and not disciplined for several reasons.
      What kind of "recycling" can safely take place here?
  11. tank64rus
    tank64rus 17 July 2013 11: 37 New
    +3
    Recently on TV they showed an interesting plot. It turns out a tender was announced for the destruction of ammunition. Actually, the Ministry of Industry also participated there. It was logical to give the ammunition disposal process to those who produced it, but of course the contract was given to Oboronservis of course. And the soldiers began to destroy in an explosive way. The results are obvious. I wonder what other facts the investigation should have in order to put Serdyukov in jail.
  12. derik1970
    derik1970 17 July 2013 11: 51 New
    +1
    You will laugh, but recently in the city of Buzuluk, Orenburg Region, there was a fire in the warehouses of the state reserve, the office building burned down, and it was literally just repaired, in the best way !!! I live in this city and this is the same Buzuluk region in which on June 11, 2012 there was a fire in the military warehouse of military unit 96558 with simultaneous explosions of ammunition. By the way, according to eyewitnesses, the local authorities did not render any particular help to the victims of the explosions of artillery munitions. The ammunition depot is located in Buzuluksky Bor, and in principle there are residential buildings nearby, as eyewitnesses from those places told me, for example, ammunition of a large caliber fell near the transformer box, but it still lies there ... demining can lead to the destruction of municipal property, and with money, as always, difficult ... In the forest forest itself there is a place where a missile from Igla MANPADS got stuck in the branches of trees. Say that everything I wrote is amazing ... but for some reason I believe ...
  13. does it
    does it 17 July 2013 11: 58 New
    +3
    All this can be called in one word: sabotage.
    1. xaxaes
      xaxaes 17 July 2013 14: 46 New
      +1
      I also thought so, I read the comments to the end, I was looking for whether anyone else thinks so ...
  14. Jarik56
    Jarik56 17 July 2013 12: 15 New
    0
    And no less than a company died there, believe the Orenburger. I myself saw everything, and my friend’s parents live in This Donguz, and his son-in-law serves there under a contract. Who cares, write to [email protected]
  15. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 17 July 2013 14: 44 New
    +3
    This is either hiding theft or sabotage (I am more inclined to this version, too many stores have exploded too recently for no apparent reason - I do not believe in coincidence and coincidence), or betrayal. The option with negligence and other nonsense should not even be considered - explosions too often occur.
  16. slaventi
    slaventi 17 July 2013 14: 57 New
    +1
    And if you take it not over the past three, but over ten years, then generally "full atas."
    Most likely theft, "hide the ends in the water", also sabotage is betrayal. I think negligence is not excluded, but it amounts to a small percentage.
  17. krot00f
    krot00f 17 July 2013 15: 21 New
    0
    If we talk about the technical side of the issue, it is necessary to redo obsolete ammunition, any explosive has its own threshold of sensitivity to physical factors, it is not so easy to cause detonation of explosives. Even there are blasting explosives decomposing under the influence of high temperatures. From this version with a deliberate arson or explosion looks believable. Of course, ammunition explodes without extra help only very rarely. Unfortunately, the military is sitting on a surprise bomb.
  18. svoboda1970
    svoboda1970 17 July 2013 15: 24 New
    +1
    lack of elementary organization and failure to comply with the requirements of instructions, orders and other guidance documents - this is the reason

    Well, they would have reduced officers' posts even more and conscripts would have done 2 months ...
    and then in general ...
  19. mike_z
    mike_z 17 July 2013 16: 12 New
    +1
    With such radical, ill-conceived and unprofessional reforms, with such a total reduction of everything that SECURED (!) Security, there is nothing to be surprised. And remember the burned down air base near Moscow in 2010. Yes, there were massive fires, but seven (!!) abbreviated military fire units within walking distance would not allow the fire to destroy the equipment, and along with the two Heroes of Russia - Rasskazov and Kuklyov. Concealment of the stolen goods, of course, also takes place, but the "reforms" and their authors are to blame. And who are these authors? Guess for yourself.
  20. Fitter65
    Fitter65 17 July 2013 18: 11 New
    0
    A new anecdote: the young man Shoigu is happy with such large-scale exercises, it’s simply easier to write off the exercises than to explain to the investigator why the warehouse caught fire
  21. zub46
    zub46 17 July 2013 20: 23 New
    +1
    They steal, brothers, have long been stealing from warehouses and arsenals. In the very, very beginning of the 90s, it was discovered that the Russian bandit and various "rebels" in the Central Asian republics had no particular problems with the acquisition of weapons. You know it yourself. As I remember now, in those days, some shiny general’s mug with a smirk suggested from the army depots that weapons would not leak. Say, the militia itself is selling weapons, and look for supply channels for punks and illegal armed groups there.
    So that "marine accounting" - ends in the water - is used today. You see, nothing personal, just a business.