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Tonight 23/03/2017 fire and explosion of the storage tank and artillery ammunition in a military unit in the town of Balakleya (Kharkiv region).
it is Noted that the radius of 50 km from the epicenter of the explosions declared emergency area. Balakliya is located in Ukraine's largest ammunition depot. Earlier it was reported that in 65-m to Arsenal in Balakliya at least a third of the shells with expired shelf life, store them anywhere, and there was a fire, the consequences can be much more serious than explosions in Novobohdanivka and Lozova. From Balakliia is a huge flow of cars, according to eyewitnesses, travel is almost impossible, and the inhabitants of the houses located near the epicenter of the explosion, wait for emergency shelters in the cellars.
According to the defense Ministry of Ukraine, the zone of possible expansion of ammunition in the burning warehouse is up to seven kilometers. SBU brought the case on explosions and fire at a military depot in Balakleya in Kharkiv region for article Diversion. The DPR and LPR leadership deny their involvement.
What else happened in the warehouses of arms of Ukraine?
2003, Artemivsk, Donetsk oblast
10 Oct 2003 in Artemovsk Donetsk region at the joint munitions 52nd mechanized brigade of the 6th army corps of the southern expeditious command of Land forces of VS of Ukraine was a fire that destroyed 10 of 17 warehouses in which were stored about 3 thousand tons of shells. More than a thousand shells exploded from the fire, fragments of damaged 66 120 apartment buildings and private houses, 5 schools and 3 hospitals.
2004 – 2007, Novobohdanivka in Zaporizhia oblast
6 may 2004, the artillery warehouse of the military unit A-2985 (275-I artbase) of the Ministry of defense, located near the village of Novobohdanivka in Zaporizhia region, there was a major disaster. First, on the strictly protected sensitive sites was a fire, and then detonated the stored missiles and munitions, including rockets systems of volley fire "Grad", "Smerch", "Uragan". There was a huge amount — 90 thousand tons, or 4.8 thousand conventional cars, which greatly exceeded the norm.As a result, five people died, four were injured, 81 people were hospitalized.
23 July 2005, the situation was repeated, but with less large-scale consequences: fire with further detonation of artillery projectiles on the territory of the 275th artillery base of storage of ammunition, managed to contain over 3.5 hours: the explosions of shells, which began at 17.20 stopped at 20.54. In the event of an accident injured five people.
19 Aug 2006 at 14.15 in the warehouse exploded, caught fire about 3 hectares of the territory of the warehouse. Were evacuated 1.5 thousand, 4 thousand persons are in the shelter. Injured four people.
18 may 2007 in carrying out planned works for the destruction of ammunition in Novobohdanivka articledo occurred out-of-band triggers, ammunition, damaged in the explosions in 2004-2006. Killed two pyrotechnics, one wounded
2008, Lozova, Kharkiv oblast
27 Aug burned a military ammunition depot in the town of Lozova in Kharkiv region. The fire spread to 390 hectares of the Arsenal, which contained 95 thousand tons of ammunition – tactical missiles "Luna-M" artillery projectiles for tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, anti-tank, URS, missiles man-portable air defense systems and ammunition for rocket artillery.
the year of 2010, Hruzevytsia, Khmelnytska oblast
13 Mar 2010 on the territory of SE "ukroboronservice" there was a fire – burned, were shipping munitions small caliber for transport in Shostka (Sumy region) with a view to their disposal.In the result of fire ammunition detonated. One of the employees of the center with fragmental wound of heavy severity were hospitalized.
2014, Kryvyi Rih, Dnipropetrovsk oblast
20 Mar 2014 on the territory of the 17th Panzer division of the 6th army corps of the Land forces of the Armed forces of Ukraine illuminate the storage tanks, a fully fueled and with full ammo..the incident in the pits burned two fully fueled tanks T-64. No one was hurt.
2015, Svatovo, Luhansk oblast
October 29 evening in the city of Svatovo of the Luhansk region, an explosion occurred in a warehouse where were stored about 3,500 tons of ammunition.
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