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Ammunition again detonate at Ichnia depot - three explosions reported

Earlier today it was reported that the detonation stopped
17:28, 13 October 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The ammunition again began to detonate at the Ichnia depot. It is reported by the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. 

“In the period from 13 to 14 o'clock on October 13, ammunition detonation of up to 3 explosions was observed on the territory of the ammunition storage,” the report said.

Earlier today, the State Committee for Emergencies reported that there was no detonation of ammunition since the morning. Also Speaker of the Ministry of Defense Olsekii Chernobai claimed in the air of 112 Ukraine that from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., there was a small explosion on the territory of the depot. The Defense Ministry said that from 8 to 12 o'clock only one explosion was reported.

Reportedly, an explosion in the sixth armory occurred in Ichnia. The air-space within 30 km is shut down, traffic and railway movement are stopped due to the emergency situation. The Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Central Region opened a criminal proceeding on the case of explosions at the ammunition depot in Ichnia. 

Since October 10, ten demining groups have been working on the territory of the armory. 70% of the administrative territory was cleared. On October 11, the fire was completely eliminated

Over the past four years, it's been the fifth accident with the ammunition stocks in Ukraine exploding; the incidents took place in Balakliya (Kharkiv region), Svatove (Luhansk region), and Kalynivka (Vinnytsia region).

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