SBU discovers secret warehouse with ammunition worth $200M in Kharkiv region
Ukraine’s SBU State Security Service has discovered a secret warehouse with ammunition and components for military equipment worth $200 million in the Kharkiv region.
The SBU reported this on Facebook, Ukrinform reports.
“According to preliminary data, the components available there were intended for damaged Russian equipment, which the enemy was going to repair during the offensive. However, thanks to the resistance of Ukrainian defenders, the occupiers failed to take Kharkiv. Through the efforts of the SBU, the entire seized consignment of weapons will be used to protect our state,” the statement said.
Some 60 full tank engines and a large number of spare parts and components for armored vehicles were found during the search and transferred to Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. In addition, 26 guided air-to-air missiles were also found.
The SBU established that the equipment in this warehouse had previously been stolen from arms depots. In the run-up to the invasion, the owners of the warehouse intended to cooperate with the occupiers and provide equipment for the needs of the enemy.
Earlier reports said that the SBU had identified more than 2,500 collaborators since the entry into force of Law No. 2108-IX “On the Introduction of Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts (on the Establishment of Criminal Liability for Collaborative Activities).”