Ammunition explosions in Kalynivka do not influence work of main power grids

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, Vinnytsiaoblenergo has some problems
13:46, 27 September 2017

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The explosions of the ammunition at the depot in Kalynivka (Vinnytsia region) did not influence the work of the main power grids. Head for Communications and International Cooperation of Ukrenergo Mykhailo Bno-Airiian claimed this as Interfax-Ukraine reported.

'Everything is normal. The objects of Ukrenergo are far enough', he said.

At the same time Bno-Airiian added that Vinnytsiaoblenergo has some problems.

As it was reported earlier, fire at the ammunition storages in Kalynivka of Vinnytsia region began at 22:00 on September 26. Ukraine’s Emergency Service cannot yet assess the scale of the incident (as of 23:30), But all the forces of the Emergency Service, including the leadership, have been raised in alarm.

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Media report of two women wounded. Several command centers are set up in the nearest residential place where the emergency response groups are working. Specifically, a woman with hip fracture was brought to the command center in Stryzhanivka, another woman had a head injury.

It is known that explosions and fire are at the 48th arsenal - the storage base for ammunition of Armed Forces in Vinnytsia region, a few kilometers from Kalynivka. According to the data available in open sources, 188,000 tons of ammunition is stored in the arsenal. The area of the arsenal is about 60 hectares. Among the ammunition stored in the arsenal there are rockets Smerch, Hurricane and Grad. According to journalist Yury Butusov, the storage standards in the arsenal are exceeded by several times.

Related: Government allocates $3,8 million to liquidate fire in Kalynivka

Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman arrived at Vinnytsya.

The Prime Minister announced that various versions of the reasons of the fire in Kalynivka are being developed now, however apparently it is the question of external factors. He also claimed that the territory that the shrapnel can reach is five kilometers.

There were no chemical substances stored in Kalynivka arsenal, explosions are spotted on the tank ammunition sites only, according to Bohdan Senyk, the head of the public affairs division of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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The official reason of the fire is still not announced but the General Staff of the Armed Forces of kraine does not exclude the version of sabotage.

The air space in the radius of 50 kilometers from the zone of the fire is closed according to the decision of the 'Ukraerocenter'. Also, the movement by the railway road Sosenka-Kalinovla and the movement to Zhmerynka are closed. It was reported on the closure of the movement at the road Vinnytsta-Kyiv and Zhytomyt-Mogylev-Podolsky.

Related: Kalynivka: 28,5 thousand people are already evacuated, - State Emergency Service

Later, the General Staff reported that the intensity of blasts dropped down and the mine pickers started the process of the de-mining.

The Military Prosecutor's Office started the investigation of the explosions in Kalynivka as the sabotage.

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