Ukraine suspended the flights of aircraft in the area a major fire at a military base. Night in Kharkov burned warehouses with heavy shells. The sky closed within a radius of 40 km from the zone. Evacuated 20 thousand people. Temporarily halted rail service. The sounds of exploding shells could be heard for hundreds of kilometers.
The defense Ministry and the Military Prosecutor's office already talking about the causes of fire on a military base, which triggered the detonation of ammunition. They believe it was a diversion. It is alleged that the fire started at several discrete sites of the Arsenal. According to official data, there were no injuries. From Balakleya and the neighboring settlements there is a mass evacuation. It is reported that output was 20 thousand people. Landline and mobile phone there are working intermittently. Of traffic from people wishing to leave the danger zone.
Arsenal in the Kharkiv region, the largest in Ukraine. Its area of 368 hectares. There are 138 thousand tons of ammunition. On site there are about 500 rescuers, 154 pieces of equipment. Already arrived heavy fire armor defense. Ready to fly drone, which will help to determine the area of the fire. According to preliminary data, to eliminate fire, firefighters will need at least 5 days.
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