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Blasts in Kalynivka arsenal almost cease, - Ukraine’s PM
12:03, 28 September 2017
Blasts in Kalynivka arsenal almost cease, - Ukraine’s PM

Local citizens began coming back to their homes in the villages away from the epicenter

12:03, 28 September 2017

Press-service of the Cabinet of Ministers

Blasts on Kalynivka depots in Vinnytsia region have practically almost ceased, the fire-workers began de-mining the 5-km zone. Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman reported that on his Facebook page.

"As for the situation in Kalynivka. The smoldering of the ammunition goes on, the blasts have practically ceased," Groysman reported.

According to the Prime Minister, the citizens began coming back to their homes in the villages away from the epicenter.

“Generally, the situation is under control: Air surveillance is underway to enable using airplanes to localize the fire sources, fire-workers began de-mining the 5-km zone,” Groysman wrote.

As it was reported earlier, one of the biggest ammunition depots in Ukraine is on fire since 10:00 p.m., September 26. Thousands of people from Kalynivka and other nearby villages had to get evacuated, many of them using their own transport. Volunteers were posting to social networks for the whole night offering help and providing new details on the explosions.

It was also reported that ammunition depot in Kalynivka was loaded for 57%. The underground storages and cover positions remained intact. 

Related: The tendency poses threat to national security, - Ukraine’s President

Anti-terrorist drills were halted in Vinnytsia due to fire in Kalynivka. A lot of detachments of the law enforcement agencies should take part in the drills. 

No casualties reported. Two people have been hospitalized.

Related: Kalynivka: all details as of 10 pm

The military prosecution is investigating the fire as a diversion. Later on, the Security Service of Ukraine stated they are looking at four main versions of the origin of the fire, but they didn’t specify which ones.

Related: Situation at Kalynivka ammunition depot stabilized, - Ministry of Defence

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