The head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov was sent to the head of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations Nikolay Chechetkina the letter in which has made the initiative assistance in the destruction of a fire at a munitions depot in Svatovo, Luhansk region.
"The Ministry of emergency situations of Russia is ready without delay to send to the victim the territory of modern aircraft, as well as experts and rescuers with necessary equipment for works on fire extinguishing and organization of the ground support of aviation ", - reported in a letter to the Minister, RIA " Novosti ". On Thursday evening in Kiev-controlled town of Svatovo of the Luhansk region started to explode ammunition warehouse of the military unit. Only remained in stock for about 3, 5 thousand tons of ammunition for reactive systems of volley fire " Grad ", "Smerch" and " Uragan ". The area of the fire amounted to about 9 thousand Square meters. Created by pyrotechnic fifteen mobile groups, on the spot 7. 00 working to eliminate the consequences. In damaged nine apartment buildings, six four-storey, 20 - storey. Exploding shells forced people to seek refuge in the cellars, while the authorities hastily to pull rescuers from across the region. In the end, the fire lost his life 2 people, another eight were damaged. SBU has described the explosions as a terrorist act and opened a criminal case under the criminal code. In the afternoon on the last working day of the week, firefighters had the fire under control within a warehouse.