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Chemical emission in Crimea: Five Ukrainian border guards hospitalized

Totally, 41 border guards complained of poor well-being
08:30, 8 September 2018

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Five of all Ukrainian border guards who complained of poor well-being because of the chemical emission in Crimea were hospitalized. Oleh Slobodyan, Representative of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine claimed this, Hromadske reports. 

According to him, generally, 41 border guards complained of poor well-being on September 7.   

Related: Chemical emission in Crimea: schools, kindergartens closed in Kherson region

'Considering the border guards, in fact, 41 of them appealed with complaints about poor well-being to doctors, as dizziness, nausea, tickle in the throat, some of them have a skin rash.  Five of them need deeper examination, this is why they are directed to Odesa hospital where the reasons that provoked these symptoms will be thoroughly and deeply studied,' Slobodyan explained.  

He added that doctors from Odesa are in Kherson region, they are examining the border guards. 

'Once more, they are ready to provide help to local residents who may appeal to them. Also, the Ukrainian citizens from occupied Crimea may appeal,' he noted.  

Earlier Kalanchak and Chaplynka, the checkpoints on the administrative border with the occupied Crimea are temporarily shut down because of the dangerous leak of chemicals, which took place at Titan factory in Armyansk, in the northern part of the occupied peninsula. 

Related: Chemical emission in Crimea: Gas analyzers shows presence of pollutants in Kherson region

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. 

Related: Ukraine's Ombudsman addresses UN about environmental risk in Crimea

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”. 

On September 6, it was reported that the plant on the production of the titanium dioxide, the subsidiary of “Titanium investments” in Crimean Armyansk will completely stop to work on Sunday, September 9. 

Related: Chemicals emission in Crimea: Two Ukrainian border checkpoints temporarily closed

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