Head of the Kharkiv Regional Administration Oleksiy Kucher says that the situation at the military munition depot in Balakliya is localized, and further explosions are excluded, as the Kharkiv Regional state administration reported.
"The problem is localized, and the people, who are engaged in the liquidation assure that there will be no further continuation (of explosions)," Kucher said.
Answering a question about versions of what happened, Kucher said that so far there are only assumptions, circumstances are being clarified. At the same time, he noted: "It is not yet possible to conduct an inspection of the scene of the incident."
"The personnel was evacuated on the territory of the military unit, evacuation was not carried out on the territory of the arsenal," the report went on.
The official also said that the deputy head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will arrive in Balakliya.
As we reported earlier, the explosions took place near the Balakliya ammunition depot, Kharkiv region as Depo.Kharkiv reported citing Balakliya Mayor Ivan Stolbovy.