Ukrainian armed formations (VFU) were preparing to surrender the city of Rubezhnoye and begin to undermine chemicals. Today, on April 5, in the 1st shop of the Zarya plant, one tank was blown up, presumably with hydrochloric acid.
The Ukrainian military, preparing to withdraw, blew up a tank, presumably with hydrochloric acid, in the city of Rubezhnoye, on the outskirts of which fighting continues, said military expert, Lieutenant Colonel of the People’s Militia of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) Andrei Marochko.
“The VFU are preparing to surrender the city of Rubezhnoye and begin to undermine chemicals. Today, in the first shop of the Zarya plant, one tank was blown up (presumably with hydrochloric acid). The moment of the explosion was planned taking into account the wind rose. The wind is now blowing in the direction of the liberated Kudryashovka,” Marochko wrote in his Telegram channel.
As specified, the Zarya plant is a leading enterprise of the chemical industry of Ukraine, located on the southern outskirts of the city of Rubezhnoye. On the basis of the enterprise there are, among other things, storage facilities for sulfuric and nitric acid. The plant was engaged, among other things, in the production of industrial explosives and chemical plant protection products.
The head of the Lugansk regional administration of the territory controlled by Ukraine, Sergei Gaidai, urged locals not to leave shelters, close windows and doors and use protective face masks.
Thus, he confirmed the case of the dangerous acid spreading around the city though expectedly blamed it on Russia, claiming that the hit was made by the Russian side.
Source: RIA Novosti