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    Smoke rises over a warehouse storing tank ammunition at a military base in the town of Balaklia (Balakleya), Kharkiv region, Ukraine

    Arms Depot Blasts Injure 2 in Ukraine's Kharkiv Region – Reports

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    Two people were injured overnight after a munitions depot in eastern Ukraine caught fire, causing the weapons to detonate, the local 112 Ukraina television channel reported on Thursday, citing police sources.

    KIEV (Sputnik) — A huge blaze and ensuing explosions at the military facility in the city of Balakliia in the Kharkiv region prompted 15,000 people to evacuate, according to the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. Investigators are looking into a possible sabotage.

    Kharkiv Governor Yuliya Svitlychna told the broadcaster earlier in the day there were no reports that anyone had been killed or injured in the incident.


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