"As of 2 p.m., the fire was contained. The intensity of explosions continues to decline, smoke is observed over the territory of the depot, single explosions are heard," Ukraine’s Defense Ministry Spokesman Oleksii Chornobai said in a statement, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.
He noted that the response team headed by Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko and Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Ihor Pavlovskyi, is working at the scene.
As reported, an explosion rocked the support area of the 6th arms depot near the town of Ichnia, the Chernihiv region, around 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 9 setting it on fire. The corresponding security measures were introduced all across the Chernihiv region.
The State Emergency Service reported at least 10,000 locals being evacuated from the danger zone.