Ammunition cache exploded in Donbas: sapper died, three policemen injured

Source : 112 Ukraine

First medical aid had been provided to the wounded
19:33, 16 February 2019

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On Saturday evening, February 16, a cache of ammunition exploded in Donbas, taking the life of the State Emergency Service sapper. Three more people were injured, all of them are police officers, head of the National Police of Ukraine Serhiy Knyazev told on Facebook.

"Half an hour ago, a group of police officers together with employees of the State Emergency Service left to explore a cache of ammunition found near the village of Pisky in the Yasynuvatsky district of the Donetsk region. An explosion took place during demining and removal of the dangerous find. As a result, the rescuer-sapper died on the spot. And three police officers received fragmentation injuries ", wrote Knyazev.

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He added that the first medical aid had been provided to the wounded, and an air ambulance plane was sent to the site.

“Condolences to the families and friends of the deceased, who was doing his duty,” wrote the head of the National Police.

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Earlier International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) sent to Donetsk and Luhansk regions humanitarian aid, the total weight of which is 160 tons. The press service of the State Boarder Guard Service of Ukraine reports this.

“Through the entry-exit checkpoint Novotroitske eight trucks carrying construction material in total amount 160 tons from the International Committee of the Red Cross mission”, - the report said.

Besides, it is noted, that all the entry-exit checkpoints of the Joint Forces operation are open in accordance with the winter schedule, they work in normal mode.

"Such amount of means of transport passed through such entry-exit checkpoints: Mayorske checkpoint  – 20/60, Marinka checkpoint  – 30/60, Novotroitske checkpoint – 30/85 and Hnutove checkpoint – 25/40”, - the report said.

In total, 42,048 means of transport passed checkpoints.

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