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Ammonia leak detected at chemical plant in Ukraine’s Sumy

Highly toxic ammonia was leaking from a chemical plant in the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy on Monday morning.

Moscow, 21 March 2022 (dpa/MIA) — Highly toxic ammonia was leaking from a chemical plant in the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Sumy on Monday morning.

Dmytro Zhyvytskyi, head of Sumy’s regional administration, posted on Telegram advising the public about the leak and appealed to all residents in a five-kilometer radius from the chemical plant to seek out basements or ground-floor apartments where possible to avoid coming into contact with the chemical.

The strong-smelling gas is lighter than air. Zhyvytskyi did not say what had happened to cause the leak from the Sumykhimprom plant.

An independent evaluation at the site was not possible.

In recent weeks, the Russian military has accused Ukraine of preparing a false-flag chemical attack on civilians.

Western states have recently noted an increasing risk that Russia could use biological or chemical weapons.

Russia has repeatedly been accused of spreading misinformation about alleged Ukrainian provocations in order to justify its own attacks.

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