In Vinnytsia region there was a major fire at the ammunition

© REUTERS / Gleb GaranichПожар at a military base in Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region. 27 September 2017In Vinnytsia region there was a major fire at the ammunition© REUTERS / Gleb Garanich

Ukraine opened a criminal case under article «Sabotage» after a major fire at a military depot near Vinnitsa, injuring two people.

The composition was created for investigation the investigation team consisted of the employees of the SBU. As stated by Advisor to the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov, a fire in warehouses could have with a drone.

How it all began

On Tuesday evening police received a report of an explosion of ammunition in territory of a military unit. The alarm was raised the police Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytsky regions. On the scene left the Deputy head of the national police Sergey Knyazev and the head of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko.

As the channel «112.Ukraine», in this warehouse stored missiles systems of volley fire «Smerch», «Uragan» and «Grad». Just Arsenal is 188 thousand tons of ammunition.

Later in the General staff said, in the half on fire storage of ammunition. In addition, the military said that the fire area is ten percent of the total area of the Arsenal.

Fire extinguish more than a thousand people and two fire tanks and three fire trains.


First evacuation touched residents of the village of Kalynivka, where the warehouse, and the neighboring settlements.

«Now is the evacuation of people, the whole area within a radius of five kilometers is fulfilled. Transportation sufficient to transport citizens who want to go to a safe place,» he said.

According to him, deployed a three item accommodate people. He also asked not to breed panic among the population.

Speaking about the causes of the incident, Groisman said that it is now testing a different version, but probably we are talking about the external factors.

«Vinnytsia is outside the possible affected area. The city has deployed items for the temporary accommodation of evacuees from areas adjacent to the area of the explosions,» wrote Prime Minister of Ukraine in Facebook.

Also because of the fire, the defence Ministry has strengthened protection of military facilities.

This is not the first fire in military warehouses in Ukraine over the past week. Earlier in the Donetsk region, on the outskirts of the village near Mariupol, fired up the ammunition dump of the security forces, there were several explosions. Later, the explosions stopped, out of nearby houses evacuated. The press service of the state service for emergency situations on September 23 announced the elimination of the fire.