A fire tore through a major munitions depot in Ukraine on Tuesday, setting off artillery shells, forcing the closure of airspace for 50 kilometers around and the evacuation of residents, officials and reports said.
Ukraine's capability to secure its own weapons caches is under scrutiny, with military investigators revealing lax practices at the warehouse where a fire broke out. The blaze forced thousands of people to flee.
An explosive blaze at a Ukrainian munitions depot has been brought under control, according to Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman. He blamed "external factors" for the fire. Authorities evacuated 24,000 residents.
German and Romanian officials have attended a memorial service for the 30,000 people, mostly Ukrainian Jews, murdered on October 22-23, 1941. The massacre has been a long overlooked page of WWII history — until now.
More ceasefire violations have been reported in eastern Ukraine, with four soldiers killed in a fight with rebels. The latest truce deal between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists had only been agreed a day earlier.
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