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Toxic emission in Armyansk: Evacuation of children to mainland Ukraine necessary, - Poroshenko

The Ukrainian government should create an international commission
17:51, 6 September 2018

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There's a need to create an international commission due to the situation that occurred at Crimean Titan factory in Armyansk, in the occupied Crimea. President Petro Poroshenko said that during the session of the National Security and Defense Council.

'We all are informed of the environmental disaster, which took place in the occupied Crimea, in Armyansk. Currently, environment safety experts tell us the quite disturbing news (...) We need to do a couple of things. The first thing is to create an international commission and stop the environmental disaster, which directly affects Ukraine, taking place in the occupied territory. Besides, according to my own reliable sources, these are the consequences of the respective drills held by the Russian military, which led to the destruction of protection mechanisms', Poroshenko said.  

The second thing, the President continued, would be to create conditions for taking children from Armyansk to the mainland Ukraine for rest, rehabilitation and 'saving', in the Ukrainian leader's own words. Poroshenko charged Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman to see to it that the respective conditions are created.

Related: Titanium plant in annexed Crimea stops work due to acidic emissions

Earlier it was reported that the hit of the shells at the technological tanks during the training of the detachments of the Armed Forces of Russia became the reason for the chemical emission at the plant “Crimean Tytan”.

As we reported an unknown substance was discharged in the air in Armyansk, North Crimea. A greasy mud with a yellow shade appeared on metallic objects, roofs and leaves on the trees.

Related: Environmental disaster: what happened in Crimea's Armyansk

Later, Sergey Aksyonov, “head” of the annexed Crimea claimed that the situation with the discharge of the unknown substance in the air goes beyond the norms.

Moreover, toxic chemicals were detected in the air in the Kherson region, southern Ukraine.

Refat Chubarov, the Chairman of the Crimean Tatars’ Mejlis claimed that the evacuation of the children due to the emission of the unknown substance has begun in Armyansk.

Related: Crimean plant “Tytan” stops work until September 9 due to chemical emission

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