The situation with the explosions at military depots in Kharkiv region should become the subject of consideration at a meeting of the national security Council and defense of Ukraine, MP from the faction “Samopomich” Roman semenukha.
“It seems to me that this is not a civil problem, and the military. Today we are in an undeclared war, and it clearly needs to respond to the national security Council and defense of Ukraine, must respond to the President and his team, this is the responsibility of the General staff,” said Semenukha reporters on the sidelines of the Verkhovna Rada on Thursday.
We will remind, in the night of Thursday there were explosions at munitions depots, located not far from the city of Balakleya of Kharkov region, lit up the military base. The first information about the incident arrived about 3 o’clock in the morning. Explosions in warehouses continue in the morning of March 23.
From the area Blakley already evacuated 20 thousand people.
Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak earlier said that according to available preliminary findings of the cause of the fire and explosions of ammunition in warehouses was a diversion. “One theory is that it is a diversion. In particular, the dropping of the explosive device with UAVs,” said Poltorak. Later , SBU qualified state of emergency in Balakleya as a diversion.
The entrance to the city closed, passenger railway communication is also stopped. The explosion closed the airspace in the 40-kilometer zone for all aircraft.
At 13:00 see the special edition of “Today” on channel “Ukraine” on the state of emergency in balakliia.