On April 10, the fire in the building of the former Donetsk meat processing plant broke out. Explosions were reportedly heard on the territory of the plant.
The fire was localized after midnight on April 11, almost 100 people participated in the extinguishing, according the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the DPR.
On April 11, On April 11, more detailed information about the fire was revealed. An officer of the Russian special services and former DPR warlord, Igor Strelkov-Girkin, on his pages on the social networks “Vkontakte” and Telegram confirmed that a military base was located at the site of the fire.
“Close to the complex of the former Donetsk meat-packing plant, warehouses of the 100th brigade caught fire. Almost certainly, it was an arson.”
Strelkov unveiled more details of the incident. He claimed that the fire occurred on 3-4 floors and / or in the attic. The personnel was mobilized, most of the car drivers were quickly assembled and were able to take out the military ammunition. All the equipment was saved. This helped to avoid explosions, no victims were reported. However, the buildings burned out. The 3rd and 4th floors were completely burned out.
Meanwhile, in Vkontakte, several locals allegedly commented on the issue, confirming that the military base is indeed located in this area.
If Strelkov’s claims are true and the incident was an arson that burned down the military base, this would be a significant damage at least due to the strategical location of this base in the center of the city of Donetsk.
Hubo un incendio en una planta empacadora de carne (supuestamente antigua) en el distrito Kalininskyi de Donetsk en 105 Ilyich Avenue. El incendio ha amainado y no se reportan heridos.
Algunos internautas informan haber escuchado detonaciones antes del incendio. Inconfirmado. pic.twitter.com/vlNwlJHQYc
— Inversiones Sáenz (@InversionesSaen) April 11, 2021
Occupied Ukraine, Donetsk, yesterday evening part 2:
A loud explosion at a burning meat-packing plant in Donetsk is reported by witnesses of the incident. Also, according to them, for a short time, the sounds of detonation were clearly audible, but it is not yet known pic.twitter.com/qdnuHVaJSr
— 💫 Post Apocalyptic Queen of 1️⃣7️⃣🥃❤️🇺🇲✝️ (@AreYouAwaQe) April 11, 2021
🔴Large fire on former meat processing plant in Donetsk. Reason of the fire unknown. pic.twitter.com/s4jrftQtGy
— момчил иванов (@momchil_ivanov1) April 10, 2021
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