© Photo : page @XAPKIB on Twitterthe Number of victims of the explosions at the Arsenal in Balakleya increased to five people, reported the press service of the General staff of the armed forces of Ukraine.Earlier the General staff announced that the warehouses in Balakleya in Kharkiv region during the destruction of ammunition occurred around 20 explosions. Two military deminers were killed and another four were injured, they were hospitalized. The General staff started an official investigation.”According to updated information, in the event of an accident at the technical site of the Central artillery base of support, two soldiers-sappers were killed and five soldiers-sappers armed forces of Ukraine were injured”, – stated in the message of the press service in Facebook.The Ministry added that one soldier is in serious condition, one moderate and three mild. “The wounded soldiers are given professional emergency medical assistance”, – stated in the message.
Over the past three years Ukraine has experienced several fires in military warehouses. So, on the night of March 23, 2017 in Balakleya in Kharkiv region started a fire at an ammunition depot. One person was lost, five more suffered. After the incident in Balakleya in 2017 ammunition in this warehouse decided to demine.In may 2017 at the technical site of the same Arsenal caught fire of dry grass, which began to explode ammunition. In September 2017, a fire occurred at the Arsenal in Kalinovka of Vinnytsia region. Were evacuated about 30 thousand people, injured two. Also in October 2018 at a military warehouse in Ichnya of Chernihiv region, an explosion occurred, the fire started. Authorities carried out the evacuation, no casualties.