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Chemicals emission in Crimea: 59 people leave peninsula, head to mainland Ukraine

Most of them complained about worsening health conditions, probably caused by the chemicals leak, - Ukraine's State Border Guard
09:56, 10 September 2018

TASS

59 people have left the Russian annexed Crimea, crossed the border and headed to the mainland Ukraine. Ivan Shevtsov, the head of the press service of Kherson border unit said this in his commentary for 112 Ukraine TV channel. 

'As of 8 a.m. Monday, 59 citizens proceeded to the mainland Ukraine. Most of them claimed intentions to turn to Kherson-based medical facilities due to the worsened health conditions. Currently, Kalanchak and Chaplynka checkpoints work in the limited mode (only letting people in. Chongar checkpoint works as scheduled', Shevtsov said.

The State Border Guard of Ukraine did not observe any contamination in the air over the past 48 hours; the environmental situation remains stable. 

Earlier, 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."

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