Explosion at ammunition depot near Mariupol investigated as arson

Source : 112 Ukraine

Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine said that six fire outbreaks were stopped
11:24, 23 September 2017

National police in Donetsk region

A criminal case was opened on the fire that occurred near Novoyanysol, Donetsk region, which caused further ignition and detonation of ammunition at a depot of one of military units of the Ukraine’s Armed Forces, according to the press service of the Donetsk Department of National Police.

The crime is investigated as intentional destruction or damaging of property. The military prosecution of the region is heading the pre-trial investigation.

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Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine said that six fire outbreaks near the village were stopped.

As it was reported earlier, a fire occurred at an ammunition depot near Novoyanysol, Donetsk region, as a result of which, the ammunition started to explode.Novoyanysol is 36 km away from Mariupol, and the ammunition depots belong to one of the military units. The military unit doesn’t fight in the Donbas conflict zone.

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