Today, March 23, at 2:45 a.m., the fire started
at armament storage base near Balakliia, Kharkiv
region. All measures are taken to localize and suppress the fire
at the site. The fire reasons are being investigated.
An emergency HQ was deployed.
At 5 a.m. a commission led by Deputy Minister
of Defence of Ukraine Lt. Gen. Ihor Pavlovskyi was working at the site.
According to the preliminary conclusions
of experts a sabotage attack was the reason of the fire at the armament
storage base in Balakliia.
The fire resulted in detonation of tank and
All measures are taken to localize the fire and prevent
victims among local population. The MoD commission led by Deputy Minister
of Defence of Ukraine is working at the site of the accident.