In the night of Wednesday on one of the military arsenals of the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, a fire broke out. As a result of fire occurred detonation of stored ammunition. Currently, local authorities are evacuating residents of the village and nearby villages.
The press service of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine issued a statement which confirmed that on Tuesday evening on one of the larger military depots in Vinnytsia region there was an emergency.
“Kalinowski in the police Department of the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine received the message on ignition and detonation of munitions on the territory of military unit near Vinnitsa. By order of the acting Chairman of the national police of Ukraine Abroskin alarm raised by the police in Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr and Khmelnytskyi oblasts”, – stated in the message.
As specified in the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine in connection with the seriousness of emergency of the settlements located within 10 kilometers from the scene of an emergency is evacuation of local residents. In particular, carried out the evacuation of residents of the city Kalynivka and the adjacent villages. Also blocked traffic in the direction Zhytomyr – Mohyliv – Podilskyi, and the entrance to the town of Kalinovka. Airspace within a radius of 50 kilometers from the zone of fire is also closed.
According to local portal “112.Ukraine”, the military warehouse area is over 1000 hectares. Ammunition of various types are stored in the clear, in particular stock of missiles for multiple rocket launchers “Smerch”, “Uragan” and “Grad”