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Kalynivka after explosions at armament depot
18:13, 27 September 2017
Kalynivka after explosions at armament depot

Ammunition fell in ten meters from the large fuel tank

18:13, 27 September 2017

Vadym Shkilnyak Facebook

Ammunition fell at the territory of the petroleum depot in a few meters from the large fuel tank in the result of the fire and explosions at the armament depot in Kalynivka (Vinnytsia region). Vadym Shkilnyak published the video and photos of the consequences of the explosions at Facebook.

Vadym Shkilnyak Facebook

Vadym Shkilnyak Facebook

Moreover, six buildings were destroyed in the result of the hit of the ammunitions. Many roofs, walls and windows of the buildings were destroyed by the shrapnel. 

Related: Vinnytsia city council refutes information about chemical and radiation air pollution

Particularly, all windows were broke out at the sport hall of the local school.

The ammunition also hit the parked cars.

Vadym Shkilnyak Facebook

Vadym Shkilnyak Facebook

Vadym Shkilnyak Facebook

Also, there are the serious destructions in the nearby with Kalynivka villages. The local media Vlasno.info showed that the windows are broken out in the houses of Gushchyntsi and the local citizens left the village.

Related: Kalynivka: A heavy blow to the defense capability of Ukraine

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.

Related: Defense Ministry denies congestion of Kalynivka arsenal

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. The area of the arsenal is about 60 hectares. Among the ammunition stored in the arsenal there are rockets Smerch, Hurricane and Grad. It was also reported that the depot was loaded in 57%.

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

Related: Anti-terrorist drills stopped in Vinnytsia due to fire in Kalynivka

The Military Prosecutor's Office started the investigation of the explosions in Kalynivka as sabotage. President of Ukraine decided to convene a military cabinet because of the fire at military depots in Kalynivka.

 

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