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 Fire at ammunition depot in Kalynivka will not affect US decision on lethal weapon delivery, - Volker

The decision of Washington to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine will not depend on the recent emergency at the ammunition depot in the Vinnytsia region.

U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said when answering a question of a Voice of America correspondent, Censor.NET reports.

We do not know all circumstances, Volker said. Many are interested in these explosions, but there also exists a significant probability that it was an accident, he said.

The U.S. envoy said the decision of Washington to provide the weapons will be based on the U.S. goals in this matter.

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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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