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Security, defense of armories, depots enhanced all over Ukraine, - General Staff

The Defense Ministry claimed that as at 9:00 am, the intensity of the explosions at Ichnia ammo depot decreased to one explosion per 10 minutes
12:17, 10 October 2018

Reuters

Due to the fire and further explosions at the ammunition at the depot of the sixth armoury of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine near Ichnia, Chernihiv region, the security and defence of the armouries and depots all over Ukraine were enhanced as the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported.

“By order of Head of the General Staff, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and General of the Ukrainian Army Viktor Muzhenko, the security and defence of the armouries and depots all over Ukraine were enhanced,” the message said.

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At the same time, Oleksy Chernobai, Head of Communication and Press Department of the Defense Ministry reported to 112 Ukraine that as of 9:00 am, the intensity of the explosions decreased to one explosion per 10 minutes.

Reportedly, an explosion on the sixth armoury occurred in Ichnia, Chernihiv region on October 9.

Related: Ukraine's Security Service considers three possible causes of Ichnia explosions

The air-space within 30 km is shut down, traffic and railway movement are stopped due to the emergency situation. 

Ukraine’s Defence Ministry reports that as at 7 am, October 9, the intensity of the explosions was 2-3 explosions per second.

Related: 56,500 tons of ammunition removed from depot before fire in Ukraine's Ichnia

Reportedly, the Military Prosecutor’s Office of the Central Region opened a criminal proceeding on the case of explosions on the ammunition depot in Ichnia. 

Later the State Emergency Service reported that over 12,000 people were evacuated from Ichnia and the adjacent localities within the radius of 16 kilometers. Blasts of various degree of intensity are still heard there. 

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