In the heart of the Arsenal near Chernigov bomb squad seized more than 90 thousand ammunition

© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace in fotobanka from a fire at the ammunition depot near the town of Ichnya near Chernigov. Archival photoIn the heart of the Arsenal near Chernigov bomb squad seized more than 90 thousand ammunition© RIA Novosti / Stringreplace the image Bank

The bomb squad seized more than 90 thousand ammunition in the district of Arsenal in the Chernigov region of Ukraine, where in October there was a fire, mine clearance is ongoing, said Monday in a press-service of the civil service of the country for emergency situations.

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.

«As of 3 Dec pollution zone with a 16 km was reduced to 500 meters. In particular, since October 9, worked 308 of requests from the public about the detection of explosive items seized 91 769 explosive items tested and cleared of ammunition all 39 settlements», — said the press service of the state service for emergency situations.

Demining and cleaning the area are continuing.

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.