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 Ordnance still exploding at Balakliia ammunition depot, - MoD

One explosion in several hours is recorded at ammunition depot in Balakliia (the Kharkiv region).

As reported by Censor.NET citing Ukraine's Defense Ministry, 11 EOD teams and 10 units of special equipment are engaged in the clearance operation. More than 700 pieces of explosive ordnance excluding fragments and components of ordnance have been found.

See more: Balakliia, nine nearby villages cleared of explosives. PHOTOS

"We have completed the clearance operation inside the garrison and the non-storage space of the depot and continue disposing of the explosive ordnance around the perimeter," said Lieutenant Colonel Ihor Mamatov, deputy chief of the Mine Action Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

On March 23, 2017, an emergency arose at the military ammunition depot of the Defense Ministry in 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.

According to the State Emergency Service, no fire was reported in Bakaliia and nearby settlements on March 25.
   
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