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

Ten demining groups are working on the territory of the armoury, which cleared 70% of the technical territory
13:10, 11 October 2018

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Single ammunition explosions are still recorded on two platforms in the 6th armoury of Defence Ministry in Ichnia, Chernihiv region, as the press office of the Ministry reports.

“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.

Related: Explosion intensity in Ukraine's Ichnia decreased, - Defence Ministry

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. 

Related: Fire in Ukraine's Ichnia completely eliminated

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).

Related: 112 Ukraine did not distort information on Ichnia explosion, - ex-Head of Armed Forces press office

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