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People return home, police conduct monitoring in Ukraine's Ichnia

Police officers will help explosives expert and rescuers to search the ammunition
11:52, 12 October 2018

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Police will be walking around the yards and talking to the citizens, who are coming back to their households in Ichnia, Chernihiv region. Oleksandr Fatsevych, the Deputy Head of the National Police, gave the relevant order, as the website of the National Police reported.

“People are coming back home, so you have to monitor the information on their return in all the settlements. This information has to be regularly reported to the Situation Centre of the National Police. This work has to be conducted with the population who came back – what assistance is needed within the police’s competence,” Fatsevych stressed.

Preventive units of the police will be involved in this process. The aim is to provide people with assistance within police’s competence.

Related: Explosions at ammo stocks in Ichnia less intense, clearance works continue

Fatsevych also stressed the necessity of the cooperation between police units and State Emergency Service concerning the checking of the territory and its demining. Besides, police will provide protection of public order and security during the restoration of gas supply in the settlements located in the emergency zone.

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. 

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

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).

Also, it was reported that single ammunition explosions are still recorded on two platforms in the 6th armoury of Defence Ministry in Ichnia.

Related: Single explosions observed at ammo depot in Ukraine's Ichnia, - Defence Ministry

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