Bulgarian arms dump supplying Ukraine explodes

RUSSIA / FSU POLITICS - In Brief 03 Aug 2022 by Alex Teddy

On July 31 the EMKO defense company's ammunition depot blew up at 4 am. The explosion caused a fire. No one was injured. The area was then sealed off for 72 hours.

The owner of EMKO is Emiliyan Gebrev. The dump contained ammunition that Ukraine had ordered.

The owner of the warehouse said that the explosion was not due to human error.

It is claimed that Russia has tried to kill Gebrev and his son for years. He was poisoned but survived a few years ago.

In 2014 an EMKO ammunition arms warehouse in the Czech Republic blew up killing two security guards. Arms from there had been sold to Ukraine. The Czechs formally accused Russia of blowing up the warehouse and labelled it terrorism. 

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