KIEV (Sputnik) – On Thursday, a military depot with over 3,500 tons of munition caught in a blaze in the Kiev-controlled city in the Lugasnk region. According to the local officials, the building was hit by two flare gun rounds.
"Very powerful explosions could be heard now. This has been taking place for 15 minutes," a reporter of the 112 Ukraina television channel said.
According to the Ukrainian Interior Ministry’s preliminary information, two people died as a result of the incident.
The eastern Ukrainian region of Lugansk has been mired in fighting since 2014, when the Kiev-led government launched a military operation against the independence supporters in the region.
The conflicting sides have signed a ceasefire agreement in February, and are pulling back their weapons.