Poroshenko instructed to urgently recruit the help of NATO for mine in Balakleya

The Ministry of foreign Affairs, Minoborony and the State service for emergency situations must involve NATO assistance for humanitarian demining in balakliia. This instruction was given by the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

“I instructed the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ministry of defence and the SSES recruit the help of NATO for humanitarian demining in Balakliya”, – wrote Poroshenko on Twitter.

We will remind, explosion followed by fire and a chain detonation of ammunition occurred at Ukraine’s largest military warehouse near the city of Balakleya in Kharkiv region. As of the morning on the territory of a military warehouse to continue the explosions. Of the possible affected area is the evacuation of the population.

Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak said earlier that according to preliminary findings 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, the SBU qualified state of emergency in Balakleya as a diversion.