Munitions depot explodes overnight in Ukraine: Missiles fly, 20,000 evacuated

Thousands of people were evacuated from Balakleya in the Kharkov region of Ukraine, as a massive fire has broken out at a munitions depot, which is said to be the largest in the country. Balakliia (Ukrainian: Балаклія, Russian: Бaлaклeя, translit. Balakleya) is a city in the Kharkiv Oblast (province) of eastern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Balakliyskyi Raion (district), and is an important railroad junction in the oblast. On 23 March 2017 20,000 inhabitants of Balakliia were evacuated after a series of explosions at a nearby arms depot

 

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