The strength of mortar “Hammer” in one of the military units in the area of operations of the combined forces occurred due to poor preparation of the projectile. It is reported in Facebook the headquarters for the operation OOS.
According to him, initial inspection showed that the cause of the rupture of a mine is “wrong preparation of ammunition for firing, including non-observance of rules of storage”.
In fact, this incident opened criminal proceedings under article 414 of the Criminal code (violation of rules for handling weapons, as well as substances and objects posing increased danger to others).
We will remind, according to the head of the Central research Institute of weapons and military equipment of the armed forces of Ukraine Igor Chepkov, with 2014, there were eight explosions of mortars Hammer: three from double charging, four from premature firing of the fuse, one during clashes.
As reported on our website earlier, three Ukrainian military were injured in the explosion of a mortar “the Hammer” in one of the military units in the Donbas.