Lack of fuel threatens Ukraine’s missile program


In Ukraine, another Chernobyl may happen. This time it’s not about the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse,” the Independent Nuclear Power Plants.


We are talking about the unknown to the general public Pavlograd chemical plant located in the Dnipropetrovsk region of Ukraine. According to the Polish edition of Defense24, serious problems are brewing at this defense enterprise.

Due to lack of financing, the plant had to lay off 687 employees since the beginning of the year, another 190 workers are in line, if the company does not receive funds from the state. The question is not only its future, but also the security of the entire region.

The fact is that in Pavlograd a unique technology the elimination of the Ukrainian nuclear arsenal in accordance with the 1994 Budapest Memorandum. As of 2019, the company processed 3100 tons of rocket fuel from 125 Soviet ballistic missiles. In addition, 40 missile engines from the RT-23 UTTKh Molodets are stored there.

If an emergency occurs, for example, a fire or explosion, hundreds of tons of highly toxic substances will enter the atmosphere. The dismissal of hundreds of highly qualified employees is clearly not conducive to improving security. In addition, the plant stopped producing fuel for Ukrainian Alder missiles for the Smerch MLRS and the promising Grom-2 OTRK, which the Armed Forces had high hopes for.

The Polish publication notes that Ukraine itself brought its unique defense enterprise to a halt.
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  1. Orange big Offline Orange big
    Orange big (Max) April 17 2020 15: 10
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    Oh how. It turns out they have a missile program. I have not heard. What so hid the OTRK Thunder rocket? Does she even exist there, or another "horror story"?

    The question is not only its future, but also the security of the entire region.

    Really? And how will this plant affect security in the region? No way. Moreover, it is a convenient target. There is a lot of unprocessed fuel and you can always “close” it if you wish.
  2. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) April 17 2020 15: 29
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    The UN must remove hazardous substances from Ukraine.
    1. Orange big Offline Orange big
      Orange big (Max) April 17 2020 15: 40
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      It’s easier to dispose of everything in place. Ukraine, I think, will not mind, especially if they still throw money for it. Set on fire like weapons depots. Business something.
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 17 2020 15: 55
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    It has already been.
    Already 3 article describes that everything, there is no fuel, but as it were, the new Chernobyl, the guard ... without thinking about elementary logic.
    And again, what for nobody unknown anonymous foreign experts ...