The military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine opened a case because of a fire at a military warehouse

© REUTERS / Vladyslav Musiienko, poolДым of the explosions at the ammunition depot in the village of Ichnya of Chernihiv region, Ukraine. October 9, 2018The military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine opened a case because of a fire at a military warehouse© REUTERS / Vladyslav Musiienko, pool

The military Prosecutor’s office of Ukraine opened a criminal case under article «negligent attitude to military officials to the service, entailed heavy consequences» in connection with explosions at an ammunition depot in Chernihiv region, has informed on Tuesday a press-service of military Prosecutor of the Central region of the country.

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. The warehouse holds about 130-150 thousand tons of ammunition from cartridges for small arms to missiles

«Now the facts of explosions the military Prosecutor of the Central region of Ukraine initiated criminal proceedings under part 3 of article 425 («neglect of military officials to the service, which entailed grave consequences, committed in the context of the special period, except for martial law» — ed.)», — stated in the message. The sanction of article provides till seven years of imprisonment.

At the scene working group of military prosecutors. Pre-judicial investigation is entrusted to investigative Department of management of security Service of Ukraine in Chernihiv region, procedural management is performed by the military Prosecutor’s office of Chernihiv garrison Central region of Ukraine, said the Agency.

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