Situation at Kalynivka ammunition depot stabilized, - Ministry of Defence

Source : 112 Ukraine

As of 5 pm, the intensity of explosions decreased to 3-4 in a minute
19:07, 27 September 2017

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The situation at Kalynivka ammunition depot has been stabilized, the press service of Ukraine’s Ministry of Defence informs.

“As of 5 pm, the intensity of explosions decreased to 3-4 in a minute,” the Ministry says.

Six firefighting tanks are working on site, while an aircraft of the State Emergency Service operated five flights, having dropped eight tons of water onto the fire. 15 demining groups and 700 soldiers are working on fighting the consequences.

"As of 5:30 pm, the aviation of the State Emergency Service operated 11 dropping of water, the fire danger has decreased substantially, the fire remains in just a few fire outbreak spots. It's hard to give precise information as to the scale of the fire, as the air intelligence equipment is working... The explosions are unsystematic, they are far less frequent than in the morning," the speaker of the State Emergency Service told 112.UA.

As we reported earlier, one of the biggest ammunition depots in Ukraine is on fire since 10:00 p.m., September 26. Thousands of people from Kalynivka and other nearby villages had to get evacuated, many of them using their own transport. Volunteers were posting to social networks for the whole night offering help and providing new details on the explosions.

Related: Kalynivka: all details as of 6:00 p.m., Sept. 27

Related: Partiotism and debris from munitions in Kalynivka

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