Ukrainian president orders asking NATO for help in demining Balaklia
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the State Emergency Service to ask NATO for help in demining the ammo depot ablaze in Balaklia in Kharkiv region.
"I've given urgent instructions to the Foreign Ministry, the Defense Ministry and the State Emergency Service to ask NATO for assistance in Balaklia's humanitarian demining," Poroshenko said on Twitter on Thursday evening.
Explosions at the Ukrainian Defense Ministry's ammo depots near Balaklia began in the early hours of March 23.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said the explosions were continuing on about half of the depots' area, and the emergency may last from three to seven days.