Shells completely removed from settlements near Ichnia depot

Source : 112 Ukraine

Explosions at the ammunition depots occur at times but they decrease
09:20, 14 October 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Over the previous day, the sappers cleared 15 settlements from the shells situated around the 6th depot in Ichnia, Chernihiv region, reports the State Emergency Service of Ukraine 

Related: Explosion intensity in Ukraine's Ichnia decreased, - Defence Ministry

The ammunition scattered as a result of the explosions removed from the territory of Ichnia and the following villages: Monastyryshche, Olshany, Kolomiitseve, Polova, Kolisnyky, Lisovy Sorochyntsi, Strilniky, Levkiv, Horodnia, Tarasivka, Hmyryanka, Korshaky, Luchkivka and Chervone. 

At the same time, the State Emergency Service continues the operation to eliminate the fire in the ammunition depots. The special aviation carried out 38 water discharges on October 13. From the beginning of the operation, 702 tons of water were thrown off to smoldering ammunition.

Related: Ammunition again detonate at Ichnia depot - three explosions 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.   

Related: Explosion of ammunition at Ichnia depot ceased, - photo

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). 

Related: Explosions at Ichnia depot intensified due to wind increase, - Defense Ministry

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