The head EMERCOM of Russia Vladimir Puchkov has made the initiative to the head of the state service of Ukraine for emergency situations Nikolay Chechetkina assistance in 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.
according to the emergencies Ministry, on Thursday night a fire engulfed the warehouse of artillery ammunition in Svatovo Luhansk region, where were stored about 3, 5 thousand tons of ammunition. The area of the fire only within the military facility is about 9 thousand square meters. 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.