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Five Ukrainian border guards still in hospital after chemical emission in Crimea

Totally, 61 border guards complained about health problems on September 7
14:02, 24 September 2018

State Border Service

Five officers of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine who complained about health problems due to the chemical emission in Crimea were hospitalized and still are being treated. Oleg Slobodyan, the spokesperson of the State Border Guard Service claimed this as 112 Ukraine reported.

“Five border guards needed the medical help. They were examined and were treated in the hospital, actually, they are still finishing the treatment, and then they will return to their duty,” Slobodyan reported.

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Earlier Ukraine's Foreign Ministry claimed that it prepares the project of appeal to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons because of the chemical emission in Crimea and would send it after gathering evidence.

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.   

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Refat Chubarov, 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.  

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”.  

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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.  

Reportedly, 61 Ukrainian border guards were affected by the emission of chemicals. Five of them have been hospitalized. They are in Odessa Clinical Hospital of State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), the results of their tests will be known today.  

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