Russian Defense Ministry:  Russia accuses Ukraine of deliberately stationing troops and equipment in chemical facilities

July 5, 2022

 

Ukrainian armed formations, by using chemical industry facilities to house their units and military equipment, are deliberately creating conditions for man-made accidents that could affect thousands of civilians:

in Nikolaev, militants have equipped artillery and MLRS positions on the territory of the UkrGIAP company (Vladimir Stanko Street);

in Kharkov, territorial defence units and heavy weaponry are deployed at Kharkov Khimprom LTD. (Promyshlennaya Street);

in Odessa, armoured vehicles and large-calibre artillery of AFU units are deployed in the immediate vicinity of Odessa Port Refrigerator (Customs Square str.).

Once again, we call on the world community, the United Nations, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and other international organisations to influence official Kiev and take effective measures to prevent Ukrainian armed formations from using chemically hazardous facilities for military purposes.

 

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