Ammunition depot of businessman Gebrev exploded in Bulgaria | News from Germany about Europe | DW

In Bulgaria on Sunday, July 31, an explosion occurred at an ammunition depot belonging to businessman Emilian Gebrevwhich supplied weapons to Ukraine at the height of the conflict in the east of the country in 2014, local media write.

According to Bulgarian National Radio, the incident happened in the morning on the territory of the former army barracks near the town of Karnobat in the south-east of the country. As a result of the explosion, a fire started in the warehouse, no one was injured.

Gebrev, commenting on what happened, said that “we are not talking about any human error, it cannot be.” According to him, the warehouse kept old ammunition, which was ordered by different companies, but not paid for.

Explosions in Czech Vrbetica

In April last year, the Czech authorities announced the involvement of Russian citizens in explosions at a military warehouse in the village of Vrbetice in 2014, which resulted in the destruction of about 150 tons of ammunition. Warehouses were rented by the private firm Imex Group. According to Czech media, the ammunition was planned to be sent to Gebrev’s company, who allegedly supplied weapons to UkraineSyria and other countries.

Russia called the accusations of organizing explosions in Vrbetica baseless. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the accusations were “absurd and savage, since they were presented without evidence.” For his part, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis called the explosions “an unprecedented act of terrorism.”

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