«Ukrtelecom» has opened a shelter for residents of the area where the exploding ammunition

© REUTERS / Gleb GaranichДым of the explosions at the ammunition depot in the village of Ichnya of Chernihiv region, Ukraine. October 9, 2018«Ukrtelecom» has opened a shelter for residents of the area where the exploding ammunition© REUTERS / Gleb Garanich

Ukraine’s largest fixed line operator «Ukrtelecom» has opened access to its shelter for residents of Ichnya, in the district of which there are explosions in warehouses of ammunition, said Tuesday the press service of the company.

At a military warehouse in Chernihiv region on Tuesday night, an explosion occurred, the fire started. Authorities are evacuating. There were no injuries. The number stored at the ammunition depot is not called. 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.

«Ukrtelecom» ensure the expeditious and timely operation of the system. Formed two task teams to ensure the communication lines for the state service for emergency situations and the government. The population is open access to the shelter, which provides services to «Ukrtelecom», — stated in the message.

Over the past three years Ukraine has experienced several fires in military warehouses. So, on the night of March 23, 2017 in Balakleya in Kharkiv region started a fire at an ammunition depot. One person was lost, five more suffered. After the incident in Balakleya in 2017 ammunition in this warehouse decided to demine. In may at the technical site of the same Arsenal caught fire of dry grass, which began to explode ammunition. Also in may, an explosion occurred at an ammunition depot near the village of Stara mykolaivka in the Donetsk region.

Warehouses in Kalinovka of Vinnytsia region 26 September 2017 exploded ammunition, the fire started. From Kalinovka and the surrounding villages were evacuated more than 30 thousand people, injured two. Media reported that the stock of stored missiles to multiple rocket launchers «Smerch», «Uragan» and «Grad» was destroyed a third Arsenal.