"Chief of the 6th ammunition depot reported at 3:30 a.m. that an explosion occurred in the support area near the town of Ichnia, the Chernihiv region. The magnitude of the disaster is being clarified. All the relevant agencies and local authorities were promptly notified. People are being evacuated. The incident command center has been deployed," the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine said in a statement, Censor.NET reports.
Source: UA:Chernihiv / Facebook
It is noted that the task force led by the Chief of the General Staff left for the scene.
The corresponding security measures were introduced all across the Chernihiv region and along the state border.
Source: UA:Chernihiv / YouTube
Local residents share images of the glow of fire seen on the horizon.
Source: social media