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 Looters apprehended in Balakliia, - National Police

Law enforcers apprehended two men in the town of Balakliia.

Censor.NET reports citing the press service of the National Police in the Kharkiv region.

"On March 25, a 49-year-old man reported that unknown persons entered an apartment and stole a monitor, a microwave oven, an electric kettle, a radio tape recorder, and metalwork tools," the police report reads.

Police officers apprehended two unemployed local residents aged 40 and 41.

Criminal proceedings have been opened under article 185 (theft) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The suspects face up to six years of imprisonment.

Read more: No fire reported in Balakliia on March 25, - Emergency Service

As reported, March 23, 2017, an emergency arose at the military ammunition depot of the Defense Ministry at Balakliia, the Kharkiv region, due to explosions of ammunition. Several storage areas of rocket and cannon artillery ordnance (tank and artillery missiles of 125 mm and 152 mm caliber) were impacted by explosion and caught fire, which caused the detonation of the ammunition. Residents of the nearby areas have been evacuated.

Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios said the emergency in Balakliia was an act of sabotage.

Later, a video of the explosion at Balakliia ammunition depot was published online.
   
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