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 Poroshenko summons War Cabinet over Kalynivka explosions

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President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko made a decision to summon the War Cabinet consisting of Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman, NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov, heads of law enforcement and defense agencies over the explosions in the ammunition depot in Kalynivka, the Vinnytsia region.

Poroshenko announced his decision on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

"Having received a report by the chief of the General Staff and SBU head, I ordered them to fly to the Vinnytsia region. During the night, I was receiving information from the emergency HQ, the prime minister, and the defense minister.

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"I want to praise efficient activities of the central and local governments during the evacuation of the population. I also thank all volunteers who are helping to save the people.

"I have decided to summon the War Cabinet consisting of prime minister, NSDC secretary, defense minister, chief of the General Staff, an SBU representative, and heads of the National Police, the National Guard, and the Emergency Service right after their return from Vinnytsia," Poroshenko wrote.

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As reported, on Sept. 26 at around 10 p.m., State Emergency Service was reported of ammunition explosions in the military depot of the Defense Ministry in Kalynivka village. A Censor.NET source said that the explosions were heard in the village, and ammo was seen flying over the depot. The Kalynivka depot is more than 1,000 ha and packed with ammunition of various types.

As of 10 a.m. Sept. 27, more than 30,000 people have been evacuated. For that purpose, 50 buses, 10 ambulances, and Emergency Service psychologists were involved. Two people were traumatized and taken to hospitals.
 
 
 
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