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Explosion of ammunition at Ichnia depot ceased, - photo

The speed of the further liquidation of the consequences of the fire to depend on weather conditions
13:30, 13 October 2018

The detonation of the ammunition on the territory of Ichnia depot hasn’t been observed, reports the press office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. 

As of 10 a.m. on October 13, no explosions of the ammunition recorded on the territory of the depot.

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Also, Speaker of the Ministry of Defense Olsekii Chernobai claimed in the air of 112 Ukraine that from 8 a.m. through 11 a.m., there was a small explosion on the territory of the depot. The pace of the further liquidation of the consequences of the fire to depend on weather conditions.  

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.  

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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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