EOS Alerts 9-10-2018
Ukraine: Ammunition Depot Explodes
On 9 October at 0330 local time, a large explosion took place at an ammunition depot in the city of Ichnya (Chernihiv oblast). Local security forces have cordoned off the area within a 16km radius and some 10,000 people have been evacuated. Rail and road circulation in Ichnya have been suspended.
Avoid all travel to Ichnya in the immediate term whilst security operations are ongoing. Those operating or residing in Ukraine are reminded of the ongoing conflict between the army and Russian backed separatists. Avoid all travel to the south-eastern parts of the country, due to the credible risk of violence. The situation in the rest of Ukraine, whilst more stable, is unpredictable and could change with little warning.