© DSNS Ucranicum of the explosions at the ammunition depot in the village of Ichnya of Chernihiv region, Ukraine. 9 October 2018 (video screenshot)© DSNS of Ukraine
Isolated explosions recorded on the territory of a military warehouse near Chernigov, said Wednesday the head of communications and press of the Ministry of defense of Ukraine Alexey Chernobay.
At a military warehouse in Chernihiv region on Tuesday night, an explosion occurred, the fire started. Authorities carried out the evacuation. There were no injuries. According to the defense Ministry, at the time of the warehouse fire was 69.5 thousand tons of ammunition, of which 43 thousand tons — efficient. This Arsenal is one of the largest in Ukraine, the territory of the warehouse is 682 hectares, of which technical area is 402 ha.
«As of 16.30 (same as GMT), over Arsenal, there is a slight haze and isolated explosions», — quotes the words of Chernobay the press service of the defense Ministry.
According to him, fire aviation has made 18 discharges water over the pockets of decay in the Arsenal. «Thanks to the coordinated work of units involved in fire suppression and air operations, the area of the fire decreased significantly,» said Chernobaev.
In addition, in the Arsenal there are 10 groups of clearance, which carry out search and clearance of explosive objects.
According to the state service for emergency situations, at the scene focuses 21 pyrotechnic calculation of a total population of 110 people and 40 units of equipment began clearing the 4 settlements: the town of Ichnya, the village of Avhustivka village, Friendship village Hmyryanka.
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.
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