Criminal proceeding for air pollution on border with Crimea opened

Source : 112 Ukraine

The law enforcers are conducting an investigation
17:17, 7 September 2018

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Police opened a criminal case on the events in annexed Armyansk, where a chemical leak took place at a local plant, as the press office of Crimean Prosecutor’s Office based in Kyiv reported.

“On September 3, according to the Kherson Border Unit of the Azov-Black Sea Regional Administration of Ukraine’s Border Guard Service, the border guards checked the atmosphere air for chemical substances near the administrative border between Kherson region and temporary occupied Crimea at 3 pm by ChemPro-100і chemical detector. As a result, the detector recorded the surplus of a toxic chemical substance,” the representatives of the Prosecutor’s Office explained.

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

The law enforcers are conducting an investigation. They are questioning the witnesses, sending requests to the competent bodies and doctors concerning the resources of pollution and complaints from the population.

Earlier, it was reported that as a result, around forty Ukrainian border guards were affected by the pollution.

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: 37 Ukrainian border guards poisoned

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: Chemical emission in Crimea: 37 Ukrainian border guards poisoned

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.

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