In fact, the process of localizing fire at a military depot in Balakliya can take 2-3 days and more. This was announced by the head advisor to the Ministry of Internal Affairs Ivan Varchenko.
"Localization of fire and explosions can last from 2-3 days and more As it was in Svatovo, Lozova, Novobohdanivka...", he wrote on Facebook.
"Judging by the scale and intensity of the explosions, it's not worth for Balakliya citizens to hope to return home today, the situation remains dangerous," Varchenko said.
The Minister's adviser noted that the police and the National Guard will do everything possible to ensure that the property of citizens is not affected. To marauders, who will venture to appear in the eviction zone, law enforcers are ready to take the most stringent measures.
A blast on ammunition storage facility in Kharkiv region took place this night, on March 23. The incident occurred near the city of Balakliya. Residents of the nearby villages which fall into possible detonation zone are being evacuated.
250 rescuers teams and 50 units of equipment are involved into the consequence management. National reserve forces and equipment are on the state of alert, pyrotechnical estimates are in progress.