In the town of Karobat in Bulgaria, a fire broke out on the territory of an ammunition depot owned by businessman Emelyan Gebrev.
“The ammunition depots are located on the territory of the former army barracks. The fire was preceded by a small explosion," local radio station BNR was quoted as saying.
Gebrev himself said that he did not yet know what was the reason for what happened: “Of course, I cannot say, because this is the work of the investigators. I only know what happened, and they will already confirm the versions that they have. In the morning, a violation alarm went off in the warehouse area, and after a violation was filed, this explosion occurred a few minutes later.”
Previously, The Insider detailed how GRU officers from military unit 29155 hunted Gebrev , as he was one of the key suppliers of ammunition for Ukraine during the Russian invasion in 2014. After a bombing in the Czech Republic failed to help the GRU stop the arms shipments, intelligence officials attempted to kill Gebrev with a nerve agent.
In 2015, an assassination attempt was made on Yemelyan Gebrev. Gebrev (as well as his son and one of the top managers of his company) were hospitalized with symptoms of severe poisoning. Later, a laboratory at the University of Helsinki, specializing in chemical weapons, was able to detect traces of two organophosphates, which indicated that an attempt was made to kill the businessman with a nerve agent belonging to the Novichok family.