The bomb squad seized more than 13 thousand ammunition in the area of the Arsenal near Chernigov

© Photo : the State service of Ukraine for emergency situationality ammunition in the burning of the Arsenal in the Chernihiv region. October 10, 2018The bomb squad seized more than 13 thousand ammunition in the area of the Arsenal near Chernigov© Photo : State service of Ukraine for emergency situations

The bomb squad found and seized more than 13 thousand explosive objects in the area of Arsenal in Chernihiv region, where the fire occurred, said on Wednesday the press service of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations.

«Tested and cleared of ammunition all 39 settlements located around the Arsenal. Cleaned 37 out of 80 plots of clearance, 16-kilometer contamination zone is reduced to 10 km. Seized more than 13.2 thousand of explosive ordnance (per day 23 Oct – 2,2 thousand)», — stated in the message.

According to the press service, the experts continue to restore the house, already restored 142 of the building.

At a military warehouse in Ichnia in Chernihiv region on 9 October, 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.

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