Contents tagged with Armyansk

  • Crimea hit by another release of toxic chemicals

    Rospotrebnadzor (Russia’s Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare) recorded a new release of harmful substances in Armyansk located in the annexed Crimea, Dozhd reported. 

    According to Dozhd, the new release of toxic substances took place on September 14.

    The city authorities introduced an emergency measures due to the harmful substances emissions at the Crimean Titan plant. The administration of Armyansk announced that the concentration of harmful substances …

  • Ukraine promises to ‘never supply’ water to Crimea

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that Kyiv will never deliver water to the territory of Crimea, despite the air pollution situation in the north of the peninsula, reports UNIAN.

    In his opinion, Russia is trying to use the harmful substances release situation at the Crimean Titan plant in order to "promote" the issue of water supply to the region. "However, we must avoid looking into this issue presented in such a humanitarian wrapper rather than from the point of view of …

  • Kyiv: toxic emissions at Crimean Titan plant caused by industrial accident

    An industrial accident took place at the Titan Investments (“Crimean Titan”) plant in the annexed Crimea, said Kherson Governor Andriy Hordeev at a press conference.

    “According to information acquired by our intelligence, they had an industrial accident. What caused it is yet to come out. The fact that they concealed it from citizens is true. As far as we know, they are urgently filling in that acid storage facility with phosphate gypsum and lime in order to quell the reaction of the sulfuric …

  • Russia fines Crimean plant Titan $10 million for air pollution

    The arbitration court of the annexed Crimea decided that the Titan plant in the Crimean town of Armyansk should pay 736.9 million rubles ($10.5 million USD) to the Russia budget for the negative impact on the environment, as reported by Rosprirodnadzor (Russia's Federal Service for Supervision of Use of Natural Resources) in a press release on their website. According to the report, the inspection found that the enterprise was discharging liquid industrial waste into the acid storage.

    The …

  • 46 residents from annexed Crimea crossed into Ukraine due to chemical emissions in Armyansk

    Within three days, Ukrainian border guards allowed 46 people to pass through the temporarily closed border crossing checkpoint Kalanchak at the administrative border with the annexed Crimea to get medical aid, said the chief of the Kherson State Border Guard detachment, Ivan Shevtsov, as quoted by Hromadske Radio.  According to him, no one crossed the administrative border of the Chaplynka border crossing.

    "Among the people who crossed the administrative border within these three days were …

  • Ukraine to appeal to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons regarding toxic emissions in Crimea

    Ukraine will submit an appeal to the international Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) regarding chemical emissions and air pollution at the plant Crimean Titan plant" in the territory of the Crimea, said the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Mariana Betsa on Channel 5.

    According to Betsa, currently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs collects all the information from the competent authorities, including necessary materials and evidence of the …

  • Ukraine closes its administrative border with the Crimea because of toxic chemical emissions

    Ukraine suspended the work of entry/exit checkpoints of Kalanchak and Chaplynka, on the border with the annexed Crimea. The decision was adopted by the administration of the Kherson region on Thursday, September 6, due to toxic chemical emissions coming from the territory the chemical plant in of Armyansk , in the north of the Crimea. In addition, the administration also decided “to close schools and day cares located in areas of possible threat”.

    On the same day, Ukrainian President Petro …

  • Ukrainian border guards poisoned by emissions in Crimea

    Border guards working close to the Crimean Titan factory have been poisoned, reported Oleh Slobodyan, spokesman for the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS), in a broadcast of 112 Ukraine.

    The SBGS staff who serve at the border crossing in the Kherson province, close to the Crimean Titan plant, have begun to complain of lightheadedness, nausea and headaches, following reports of an ecological catastrophe in Crimea.

    “After the relevant medical consultations and medication, these …

  • Ukraine: Ecological catastrophe in Crimea caused by Russian military exercises

    The Chief Intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry believes that the recent chemical emissions in northern Crimea were caused by projectiles hitting chemical storage facilities during military drills conducted by the Russian Armed Forces, reported Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesperson Dmitry Hutsulyak at a press briefing.

    “According to the information of the Defense Ministry’s Chief Intelligence Directorate, between August 13-19 this year, during drills on covering the …

  • Ukraine accuses Crimean Titan factory of air pollution

    On Monday, September 3, in the Kherson region, the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine (SBGS) detected chemical substances in the air connected to emissions from the Titan factory, which is located in the city of Armyansk in northern Crimea, reported SBGS spokesperson Oleh Slobodyan.

    “The devices indicated an increased concentration of toxic industrial substances. We believe that these are emissions from the Titan-2 factory, which is located in occupied Armyansk,” Slobodyan said.

    According …