Because of a fire at a military warehouse in Ukraine, evacuated to 20 thousand people
KYIV, 23 Mar — RIA Novosti. About 20 thousand people were evacuated from settlements in the area detonating ammunition depot in Kharkiv region, informs the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations.
In the night of Thursday a fire occurred at an ammunition depot in Balakleya in Kharkiv region, which led to their detonation. According to the military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios, the cause of the fire at the ammunition depot — tank and artillery shells in caliber of 125 mm and 152 — according to preliminary data, became a diversion.
“As of 07:30 (08:30 GMT) Mar 23 evacuation of the population from the village of Verbivka evacuated 2,700 people in the village of pryshyb (16 km from Blakley). In the village of yakovenkove — 806 inhabitants in Volokhov Yar (20 km from Blakley). From Balakleya evacuated 16317 people”, — stated in the message.
Also the Department reports that all explosions take place “at the technical territory of an Arsenal, but there are isolated cases of fragments”.