Referring to “senior Ukrainian military” RIA Novosti earlier reported reported that “in the course of events in Ukraine perhaps a few or even tens of man-portable air defense systems ” Igla ” were stolen from military depots.
However, who this “senior Ukrainian military ” is wasn’t not indicated or specified.
It is also stated that particularly “the lack of MANPADS is registered in the 80th separate airmobile regiment , where there were 54 sets , and in the 27- the separate mobile brigade billeted 45 kilometers from Lviv .”
In general, ammunition, highly explosive substances and even missiles were stolen.
But according to lieutenant colonel and special correspondent of the Central Sealing Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine ” National Army “, Vitaly Ivanov, it all is not in accord with reality.it all is not in accord with reality.
“This all is an outright lie ! According to the words of deputy regiment commander Lt. Col. Valentyn Radyka , all the arms and ammunition are in its place and fully protected . “, – he informed the StopFake.
This information was confirmed confirmed by official Facebook page of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine
Recently certain social networks pages and certain media started spreading information that ammunition , highly explosive substances and weapon theft from military depot of 80th airmobile regiment.
This all is an outright lie ! According to the words of deputy regiment commander Lt. Col. Valentyn Radyka , all the arms and ammunition are in its place and fully protected .
The officers of Regional Media-Centre turn to journalists with a request not to let the rumors spread bringing upon panic among people. Let us tell you, that all information regarding Armed Forces of Ukraine can be checked at our media-centre at any time. Regional Media Centre.
Ministry of Defense
And one more detail: The name of the brigade is incorrectly stated in the article.
Yes, the brigade. Because, as Leitenant Colonel Ivanov explained, now it is not “the 80th separate airmobile regiment”, but “80-th separate airmobile brigade.” Though in Wikipedia, as he explained, it isn’t corrected yet.