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Pyrotechnists found 3,600 explosive devices at Ukraine's Ichnia ammo stocks

Source : 112 Ukraine

All 39 settlements near the depot were checked and cleared of the ammunition
12:41, 18 October 2018

Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

The pyrotechnists found more than 3,600 explosive devices at the ammunition depot in Ichnia, Chernihiv region, as the State Emergency Service of Ukraine reported.

"All 39 settlements located near the depot are already checked and cleared of the ammunition. 28 out of 80 demining areas of were cleared; the 16 km contamination zone was decreased up to 10 km. 3, 641 explosive devices (1, 352 per day) were found, 265 reports of the population on the detection of the ammuniton were worked out," the message said.

Related: Ichnia ammo stocks could be blown up via cell phone, - Chief Military Prosecutor

Reportedly, an explosion in the sixth armory occurred in Ichnia on October 9. The air-space within 30 km was 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: Indictments on explosion at Ukraine's Ichnia ammo depot not served, - 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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