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Ukraine's police get 34 reports of found ammunition near Ichnia exploded arsenal

Nine more reports on possible cases of looting were also received by the police; none of them was confirmed
14:02, 12 October 2018

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In Ichnia district, Chernihiv region, the police will visit each yard at the territory adjacent to the ammunition depot. Olexandr Fatsevych, the Deputy Head of the National Police of Ukraine, claimed this as the press service of the Interior Ministry reported.

The check of the yards will take place in order to provide assistance to people who are returning home.

Related: Eight new depots to be opened in Ukraine's Khmelnytsky region until late 2018, - Poroshenko

It is also reported that police received 102 appeals connected to the explosions at the ammunition depot in Ichnia on October 12. 11 of them concerned the damage of the house and 34 more on the detections of the munitions.

Also, police checked nine reports on the possible cases of the looting but any of them was confirmed.

Related: Sabotage occurred in ammo depot in Ichnia, according to investigation, - Poroshenko

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. 

Since October 10, ten demining groups have been working on the territory of the armoury. 70% of the administrative territory was cleared. On October 11, the fire was completely eliminated.  

Related: Head of ammunition depot Ichnia dismissed, - Ukraine's Prosecutor General

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).

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