Military Plant In East Ukraine Devastated By Massive Explosion; Kiev Accuses Russia Of Using Tactial Nuke

Tyler Durden's picture

Last night's headlines crowed in bright red flashing text that Russia and Ukraine had (once again) agreed a cease-fire and terms over the borders between the two nations. Perhaps not surprisingly, mere hours later, Ukraine is claiming that Russia has broken the truce... with the use of a tactical nuclear weapon at Luhansk airport. This comes on the heels of claims by the pro-Russia separatists that Kiev forces destroyed a massive military plant in Donetsk. Russia's defense ministry flatly denies the 'nuclear strikes' adding that "no reasonable person will take them seriously." This truce-breaking action has once again raised calls among Ukrainians for the nation to get its nuclear status back; something Russia is clearly strongly against.


Earlier in the day, a massive military facility in pro-Russian separatist-held Donetsk was destroyed. As RT reports, a neighborhood official told Ukrainian 112 television that a shell hit the plant.

“There was a direct hit at the No 47 industrial explosives shop, where some explosives were present. It detonated and caused another explosion. Luckily it didn’t hit the main storage facility where we have some 2.5 tons of explosives,” said Ivan Prikhod’ko, deputy chair of the local community council.



He added that while the incident caused considerable damage, nobody was hurt.




There is no verified report about what kind of weapon hit the plant. But there are rumors of it being targeted by a Tochka-U tactical missile launched by Kiev's troops.



“According to our information, three Tochka-U missiles were fired and there you have it,” a militia member who identified himself as codename ‘Scorpio’ told RT.

Then, as ITAR-TASS reports,

Ukrainian media earlier in the day quoted Geletei as telling one of the journalists that the Russian army had delivered two tactical nuclear strikes on the Lugansk airport from a self-propelled Tyulpan 2S4 mortar system, thus causing the Ukrainian troops to leave the area.


“The strikes were so powerful that they demolished buildings completely from top to bottom,” media reports quoted him as saying.

Adn as Inforesist notes, this was confirmed by the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Valery Geletey during the return of the Ukrainian delegation from Poland.

It is reported on your page in the Facebook Roman Bocskai.


In particular, the forces of the Russian Federation made two impact of self-propelled mortar 2S4 "Tulip" in Lugansk airport. It is for this reason that our military had left him. Blows were so powerful that "completely destroyed the building from the fifth floor to the basement" - described the minister.

The devastation at Luhansk Airport...

h/t @L0ggol

Which, as ITAR-TASS reports, the Russian Defense Ministry flatly denied...

Ukrainian media reports said that Defence Minister Geletei had made this statement upon return from talks in Poland.


“The leadership of Ukraine should consider sending Geletei through a basic military training course where rookies learn the main effects of a nuclear explosion and its consequences,” the Russian Defence Ministry said in what meant to be a jock.


“Speaking seriously, Geletei’s regular attempts to justify the failures of the punitive operation in the south-east of Ukraine by alleged actions of Russian army units look like paranoia. But no reasonable person will take them seriously,” the ministry said.

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What is somewhat comical is that these incidents comes just hours after Friday’s signing of an extended ceasefire deal between Kiev and rebel forces, which hopes to put an end to hostilities in eastern Ukraine. The deal includes pulling back all heavy weapons from cities and frontlines.

The blast happened just as a Russian humanitarian aid convoy was unloading elsewhere in the city. Some 200 trucks carrying 2,000 tons of aid crossed the border earlier on Saturday.

NATO chimed in...


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90's Child's picture

False flag. Just like Kiev is responsibly for that Malaysian airliner. They are probably responsible for this.

Probably miss handled all those explosives NATO been handing off.

NidStyles's picture

Does anyone actually think they set off a nuke and the rest of the world doesn't already know about it? Even a small "tactical" nuke would set off seismographs everywhere.

Barnaby's picture

It depends. Do you trust the seismographers?

If you do trust them, a cobalt package will do nicely for such a small target with less than a fracking quake in the aftermath.

RIP my brother Antony in the plant environs. Nikogo ne zhalko.

BurningFuld's picture

Looks like they lost my luggage again.

El Vaquero's picture

LOL @ them saying it's a nuke.  That's a fucking chemical explosion.

y3maxx's picture

...Kiev is in retreat mode. They blew it up so the Russians can't use it themselves...

giggler321's picture

In all fairness; a man comes back from russia, sees his home gone, his wife and children dead or mamed - would you let the pen pushing bloke who caused your misfortunate to simply, sign it away with a single word "ceasefire".  No one really expects it to end, not now and not like this.  An eye for an eye at minimum.  If I were Poroshenko, I'd be worried about my own back rather than chocolate looking at those recent protests in the capital

Oligarch's bleed like the rest of us...

markmotive's picture

Perhaps now is a good time to remind ourselves of the consequences of nuclear war

BaBaBouy's picture

NEXT, The Ukrainians Will Be Claiming

""Damn Ruskies Are Lobbing Nuclear HandGrenades At Us...""

Jumbotron's picture




We have a winnahhh !!

Manthong's picture

Mushroom cloud,  smushroom cloud.

It is all a part of the inner circle’s strategy.

Oh, F me.. does anybody have any idea how horrid that detonation was?


Lore's picture

That's fuel burning, with some kind of accelerant. Explosives in storage would do that, making it burn hotter. 

Nobody hurt?!  A blessing that it happens on a Saturday.

So the psychopaths have mud on their faces AGAIN. 

Bring up the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

X.inf.capt's picture

sorry, that was no nuke...

there or the airport...

i hope these ASS PIRATES dont think that everyone is as stupid as they are...

The Doofus's picture

I honestly feel that we'll all be dead soon.  But what do I know.  My juice box has turned me into a homosexual.

Manthong's picture

It’s just nice to know that the Kiev Nazi Goebbels propaganda and big lie contingent is on our side.

Gee, I seem to be missing a Boeing 777.

GetZeeGold's picture



Welcome to propaganda TV...we're live 24/7.


Find a banker you can trust....and nailgun that son of a bitch.

tonyw's picture

it was reported a couple of days ago the separatists were systematically flattening the airport to drive out the junta forces.

We've seen israel flatten whole streets in gaza within a day.


Keyser's picture

My, the trolls have become creative these days... 

GetZeeGold's picture




Just check the born on them away everytime.

StandardDeviant's picture

abuse [at] is your friend.  Vote now, vote often.

Taku's picture

Few days old, but not enough coverage - $30 million bounty offered to identify who really shot down MH17

Please keep us posted

Lore's picture

Are you being glib?  There is hearsay that justice is about to be meted out behind the scenes.  One hopes that there are still players with a conscience out there.

VAD's picture

"Players with a conscience" get ousted.  Or worse.

Lore's picture

I use 'conscience' loosely. A good rancher knows when to reign in the mustangs.

SAT 800's picture

NO. You're a cute wordsmith, but please for the love of christ don't start playing scientist. we have enoiugh of that crap, already.

datapanik's picture



Yep, that thermite white smoke looks familiar . . . Oh yeah, the WTC twin towers on 9/11.

OneEyedJack's picture

handgranukes were tested and failed. average soldier couldn't throw them far enough.

weburke's picture

them there nukes throw a nice wave ! And dont fergit ! we can thank nuke testing back in the good old days for causing all that fresh water that stopped the.........well, hello  many  centuries of winter .  well, in north palm beach, you can finally swim all day and not drift away from your towel ! oh the plusses.

SMG's picture

Except those who run the world want to kill billions of us.  So for them this is exactly what they want.

Pray to God for mercy.


Keyser's picture

Correctrion, the lunactics that run the WESTERN world want to kill billions... IMO, the ebola outbreak is their latest attempt to get the ball rolling... Let's hope the EuroAsian block does something to stop the zioinist that control the west... 

As for your call for "god" to save you, which of the 5300+ deities worshiped on the planet today do you subscribe to?  Yet another construct to control the minds of the people... 


Bendromeda Strain's picture

Perhaps now is a good time to remind ourselves of the consequences of nuclear war

Perhaps it is a good time to remind your own self that Leonardo Eff. DiCaprio wastes exponentionally more carbon than your handful of blog readers combined. Just read your post about "Last Days"... just do us all a favor and stick your head between your legs already.

Oh, before I forget - is it time to dig out the old 10:10 video again? Just replace Gillian Anderson with your baby boy Leo.

SAT 800's picture

time to find out if it melts in your mouth; or only in your hand. will someone please shoot this freak.

Real Estate Geek's picture

Exactly right.  One doesn't need a nuke to blow up a fuckin' explosives plant.

SAT 800's picture

The russians blew up their own explosives plant? why? Does this make sense?

LostandFound's picture

slightly OT, but BBC are giving it large about Russians protesting in Moscow about Russia's involvement in Ukraine? Propoganda?

Escrava Isaura's picture


Am I supposed to act surprised by these events?

SAT 800's picture

Oh, stuff your cobalt package somewhere the sun don't shine; sunshine. And educational system that doesn't produce any physics literacy, and we have twenty of them right here on this blog. Where did this crazy meme come from that just because you know how to type your laughable idiot opinion is worth taking up space with.

Abitdodgie's picture

They used a tactical nuke on the buildings on 9 11 and got away with it these are not the old type nukes they are very differant.

Ignatius's picture

Poison many wells lately?

El Vaquero's picture

Had they used a tactical nuke on 9/11, there would have been quite a few deaths due to radiation poisoning.  Even with the smallest tactical nuke ever detonated, the radiation was lethal out to at least 1/4 mile.  Nukes simply cannot work without a very high ionizing radiation output.  It's a physics thing. 

Quus Ant's picture

What if the nuke was deep underground?  I'm with Zhalezov on this one.  Buildings turned to powder.  Radiated first responders dropping from cancer.  IAEA goons with geiger counters.  It all adds up to GROUND ZERO.

El Vaquero's picture

It does not add up.  Nukes are serious business.  I've been to the Trinity Site and held trinitite in my hands.  I've talked to people who have watched the things go off firsthand.  Look at where the initial point of collapse was and tell me that's consistent with a deep underground explosion.  And the kind of radiation that you get from the initial blast of a nuke is not likely to give you cancer.  It either kills you, or you heal.  Whatever the case, you get nauseous and disoriented within hours of exposure.  The left over fission products are what give people cancer, and if it were a nuke, there would still be left over fission products in NY today.  The really nasty stuff that kills you within a week or two before you can get cancer would be gone, but things like Strontium 90 would still be there, and that's particularly nasty stuff, as it tends to accumulate in your bones.

NidStyles's picture

Nukes are really only dangerous directly in the blast or fifty miles down wind. 

TheMeatTrapper's picture

So Fukushima is not such a big deal, right? 

MontgomeryScott's picture

WTC 'micronukes' is a red herring B.S. argument designed to divert attention away from the real perpetrators.

Cancer? how about ASBESTOS DUST? Naw, it COULDN'T BE...

Remember the B.S. one about 'HOLOGRAMS'? How about 'space-based weapons'?

These are as bad as the 'official story'!