Date: 11 months ago   Category: Politics

Ukraine declares environmental disaster in the Crimea occupied by Russia


A state of emergency is still not declared. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavel Klimkin has announced

threat of environmental disaster in the Crimea occupied by Russia. "At first the Russian invaders have brought to

to the Crimea and to Donbass a human grief, now - environmental disasters which destroy our earth", - Klimkin on the page on twitter has written. In turn the representative of the Ukrainian ombudsman on respect for the rights of residents of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol Ismail Halikov has informed

that after emission of unknown substance on the night of August 24 in the north of the Crimea, excess of sulphurous anhydride in air is recorded.

"Today, on September 4, has appeared information that concentration of sulphurous anhydride in air has exceeded norm. However as far as this norm is exceeded, there are no data", - he has written on Facebook.

Halikov has reminded that the occupational authorities of the Crimea in the person of so-called "head" of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov have stated that work of the Titan plant is stopped for two weeks and that appear in schools of the region unplanned vacation and children will send to sanatoria.

"Causes concern that a state of emergency is still not declared, the adult population isn't evacuated, and invaders continue "to calm" people"", - the representative of the Ukrainian ombudsman by the rights of residents of the Crimea has added.

It has also told that according to residents of the Crimean cities of Armyansk and Yana Kapu (the renamed Krasnoperekopsk) on roofs of houses, metal objects in apartments the oily raid of a yellowish shade, similar to rust, was formed, and addresses of citizens with complaints to cough and inflammation mucous a mouth, a nose, a throat and eyes have several times increased in hospitals.

"In air costs persistent smell of acid, on lawns dead birds lie here and there", - he has added.

Halikov has reported that this information is transferred to the international organizations UN, OSCE, World Health Organization and the Red cross "for the purpose of documenting of the facts of human rights violation" and also prosecutor's office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (is based in Kiev) for initiation of legal proceedings concerning the persons involved in violation of the ecological rights of citizens in temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine and threat of their life.

the Russian authorities of the Crimea claim that to life and health of citizens nothing threatens. There are no bases for introduction of emergency. We Will remind of

, in the night of August 24 in Armyansk there was an emission of unknown substance. On August 28 Aksenov has written on the page on Facebook that the situation in the city goes beyond norm.

the Occupational authorities have stated that the heat and a long absence of rainfall are the reason of emissions of harmful substance in the north of the Crimean peninsula. According to preliminary data researches, evaporations of contents of the kislotonakopitel used by "The Crimean titanium" are the reason of pollution.

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