Russian airstrikes hit “dangerous” acid tanks at Ukraine’s chemical plant

Russian airstrikes hit 'dangerous' acid tanks at Ukraine's chemical plant

Photos of the incident showed a large pink cloud above the apartment building.

Sivieredonetsk (Ukraine):

Russian forces hit a tank containing nitric acid at a chemical plant in the eastern Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk as they tried to seize it, the local governor said on Tuesday, urging people to stay in shelters.

An airstrike by Moscow forces “hit a tank containing nitric acid at a chemical plant”, Lugansk region governor Sergei Guide said in a telegram. “Nitric acid is dangerous when inhaled, swallowed and in contact with the skin,” he added.

“Don’t get out of the shelter!” Dr. Gaide.

He called on the remaining residents of the city – who have seen fierce fighting for days – to “make protective masks with soda solution”.

The pro-Moscow separatist authorities said the tank “exploded” in an area controlled by Ukrainian forces.

“At the Azot chemical plant, there was an explosion in a container containing chemicals. Initially, it was nitric acid,” self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic representative Rodion Mironchik told the Telegram.

He said the area of ​​the plant was under Ukrainian control.

Ukrainian officials said Tuesday that Moscow’s forces now control half of Severodonetsk, a key target for the Russian military.

(This story was not edited by NDTV staff and was automatically generated from a syndicated feed.)

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