Chemical emission in Crimea: 61 Ukrainian border guards need medical help

Source : 112 Ukraine

Of these, five were hospitalized and undergo a detailed medical examination
17:22, 8 September 2018

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After a chemical emission in Armyansk, in the north of the occupied Crimea, 61 Ukrainian border guards asked the doctors for help. This was confirmed by the assistant to the chairman of the State Border Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan.

"Now 61 border guards need medical help, five of them have been hospitalized and a detailed medical examination is taking place here in Odesa," he said.

Slobodyan stressed that all but the aforementioned five hospitalized patients received the necessary medical assistance and they returned to their official duties.

The assistant to the head of the State Border Service also said that the situation on the border with Crimea remains without significant changes.

In particular, the checkpoints "Kalanchak" and "Chaplinka" are temporarily closed for those citizens who plan to travel to the occupied peninsula. The winds continue to blow towards the occupied Crimea, therefore, according to Slobodyan, "the main risks remain in this territory."

The State Border Guard Service and Emergency Service held the analysis for the presence of the toxic substances in Kherson region after the chemical emission from the Crimean plant “Tytan”. Vadym Chernysh, the Minister of of Temporarily Occupied Territories and IDPs claimed this as 112 Ukraine reported.

‘The State Border Guard Service along with the Emergency Service held the quick analysis; the gas analyzers show the presence of the pollutants, including one of the hazardous – sulfur dioxide that can make the sulfuric acid when it contacts with water. One of these factors we relatively easily monitor at the controlled territory. And this gap in the information field allowed by the occupation authorities during the week shows that they tried to hide the real situation as the wind was coming from the territory controlled by Ukraine to the uncontrolled territory,” he said.

Chernysh noted that the toxic substances did not get to Kherson region at the greatest concentration.

“Also, we will order the monitoring of the surface of this storage to see whether it increases or decreases, is there is water at the surface, does it preserve the evaporations or not. We do not know exactly,” he noted.

According to him, the specialized commission holds the extended analysis: of the soil, water and air.

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.

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.

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