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 Kalynivka explosions: Armed Forces say enemy drone involved

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The explosions at the ammunition depot in Kalynivka, the Vinnytsia region, have been organized by a sabotage group that managed to escape during the anti-terrorist operation held by the Ukrainian law enforcers in the Vinnytsia region the day before.

This was announced by press secretary of Armed Forces' Main Department for development and maintenance of supply Serhii Misiura on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

Watch more: Powerful explosion at ammunition depot in Kalynivka. VIDEO

"With our intelligence data, searches and pursuit of sabotage groups were conducted in the Vinnytsia region, disguised as anti-terrorist exercises, from Sept. 25. Yes, this was done by more than one person. And searches were held for two days," Misiura wrote and added that some people were detained.

Misiura says the act of sabotage that led to the fire and explosions in the ammunition depot in Kalynivka was conducted with the help of a drone. This is also confirmed by post guards who heard its sound.

"The watchers reported of some noise in the sky, followed by explosions of shells that were held on the street. This is confirmed - it was a drone operating in the area, and this is a terrorist attack," Misiura wrote.

See more: Damaged houses and cars, shell fragments: Kalynivka after explosion. PHOTOS

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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