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Powerful Explosions in E.Ukraine City After Munition Depot Catches Fire

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Powerful explosions are again rocking the eastern Ukrainian city of Svatove, where a munition depot is currently on fire, local media reported Friday.

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.

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Explosions at Ukrainian Depot With Over 3,500 Tonnes of Munitions

"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.

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