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Russia builds new weapons storage facilities

07 June 2018

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) will commission a new arsenal in late 2018, according to Deputy Defence Minister Army General Dmitry Bulgakov. After inspecting the construction of the facility at Toropets in the Tver region on 2 June, Gen Bulgakov told Russian media it will be complete in October.

“The arsenal will enable us to protect supplies of missiles and munitions from the external elements and guarantee their security and safety. The capacity of each of the arsenal’s bunkers is 240 tonnes,” Gen Bulgakov said.

He added that new bunkers, made of concrete and prefabricated components, will ease overcrowding in existing weapons storage areas, minimise the possibility of terrorists acts, and improve the environmental situation at arms depots.

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