Ukraine investigates sabotage as possible cause of ammunition depot fireStaff Writer | October 10, 2018
The Ukrainian authorities are investigating sabotage as a possible cause of the fire at a Ukrainian army ammunition depot in the northern Chernigiv region, a senior military official said on Tuesday.
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He said that the preliminary investigation has found that four separate blasts occurred in different parts of the arms storage facility before the fire started.
Earlier, the General Staff said that the blast rocked the ammunition depot near the town of Ichnya, about 170 km east of Kiev, at about 3:30 a.m. local time (0030 GMT), triggering a fire and the subsequent massive detonation of the ammunition.
The firefighters and the army's emergency response teams are working at the site to extinguish the fire that engulfed 10 percent of the 682-hectare depot. ■