“As of 10:30 am, October 11, the fire on the technical territory was eliminated. Single explosions are still observed on two platforms. Smoke contamination has significantly decreased,” the representatives of the Ministry noted.
Since October 10, ten demining groups have been working on the territory of the armoury. 70% of the administrative territory was cleared.
Reportedly, an explosion in the sixth armoury occurred in Ichnia, Chernihiv region. 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.
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).