The Prosecutor said the cause of the fire at a military depot in Ukraine diversion
The cause of the fire at the largest Ukrainian military warehouse, located in the Kharkiv region, is “sabotage”. About this on his page in Facebook said the chief military Prosecutor of Ukraine Anatoly Matios.
This conclusion, as said the head of the Supervisory Department, was made “a result of investigation of the military Prosecutor of Kharkiv garrison”. He is currently, according to Matios, is on the scene.
“As a result of sabotage tonight 3:02 [local time] (2:02 GMT) on several sites of storage of rocket artillery weapons (tank and artillery shells 125 mm and 152 mm) near the town of Balakleya <…> the explosion occurred (a fire) that caused the detonation of ammunition,” wrote the Prosecutor.
From “the point of detonation”, as said Matios, “by establishing a lock” was organized by the “conditional semikilometrovaya border” danger zone “expansion ammunition.” “Human victims”, — said the Prosecutor, noting that, “given the possibility of increasing the space of the detonation of munitions and dispersal, organized the evacuation of the local population.”
At the scene, told the head of the Supervisory Department, left the leadership of the region and law enforcement agencies. “The state border service tightened border control on the Eastern-southern direction”, — said Matios.
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A fire at a military depot in Balakleya occurred on the night of March 23. At approximately 3:00 local time (2:00 MSK) began to explode the shells. At the moment, local authorities began evacuating residents. Thus, as notes the edition “Correspondent”, people who are unable to flee Balakleya, hiding in bomb shelters.