"Yesterday in Svatove [Luhansk region] at 19:30 a fire broke warehouses with military weapons, fire area embraced approximately 300 by 300 meters area of the warehouses. More than 3500 tonnes of ammunition are placed in the warehouses. Numerous chaotic explosions hamper the elimination of fire. The shells and their fragments burst near the town, in the area of town as well," as stated by the media office of the Emergency Service. The shells hit the local facilities, a local market was damaged as a result of a shell explosion.
ATO spokesperson Ruslan Tkachuk states that a result of the incident the number of victims reached six: four soldiers wounded, one civilian killed and one more injured. About two hundred people were evacuated from the town. The number of the human casualties might change, follow our updates.
200 rescuers and 70 vehicles are involved into fighting against the fire. One of the versions of explosion is Svatove is a terrorist act, said the spokesperson of the General Staff Vladyslav Selezniov. Currently, the power and gas supply are stopped in Svatove.