SBU does not exclude that the cause of the explosion near Chernigov could be a diversion

© REUTERS / Gleb GaranichДым of the explosions at the ammunition depot in the village of Ichnya of Chernihiv region, Ukraine. October 9, 2018SBU does not exclude that the cause of the explosion near Chernigov could be a diversion© REUTERS / Gleb Garanich

Police checked several versions of the causes of fire at a military depot in Chernihiv region, in particular, the security Service of Ukraine work out the story about possible sabotage, said Tuesday the press center of the security services.

«Law enforcement officers are checking several versions, in particular, the security Service of Ukraine in the framework of its competence, fulfils the version about possible sabotage,» the statement reads.

According to the Agency, in connection with the fire arrived at the scene investigative team of the Central apparatus of the security Service of Ukraine.

At a military warehouse in Chernihiv region on Tuesday night, an explosion occurred. Authorities began the evacuation. According to the General staff of VS of Ukraine, on the morning of the intensity of the explosions was two or three per second, there were no injuries. According to Ukrainian media reports, Arsenal is one of the largest in Ukraine, the territory of the warehouse is 682 hectares, of which technical area is 402 ha. As reported by the state service for emergency situations, the warehouse holds about 88 thousand tons of ammunition. The military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine opened a criminal case under article «negligent attitude to military officials to the service, entailed heavy consequences».

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