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 Ammo still detonating at Balakliia depot, fire extinguishing not possible, - Prosecutor Matios

The fire that broke out in the ammunition depot in the Kharkiv region’s Balakliia city is being not extinguished at the moment.

Chief Military Prosecutor Anatolii Matios told a briefing, Censor.NET reports referring to 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"The fire-fighting operation is being not carried out as it is currently impossible to combat fire over ongoing ordnance detonation," he said.

See more: Explosions near Balakliia: over 16,000 residents evacuated from city, - State Emergency Service. PHOTOS+VIDEO

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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