KYIV (QHA) -

September 3, the Ukrainian border guards of the Kherson detachment discovered the presence of chemicals in the air at the administrative border with the annexed Crimea, Oleh Slobodyan, Assistant to the Head of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, informed on his Facebook page.

According to him, devices showed an excess of chemical substances.

Slobodyan noted that the border guards informed local authorities, State Emergency Service and other law-enforcement bodies about the fact and made changes in the organization of the border guard service.

“During the chemical measurement of the air chemistry, the border guards of the Kherson detachment discovered the presence of chemicals in the air. The devices showed an excess of chemical substances (toxic industrial substances). The local self-government bodies, the State Emergency Service and other law-enforcement bodies have been informed. Changes in the organization of the service of the detachment have been made, border guards continue to monitor the situation within the competence.”

Previously, Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Rights Protection and Human Well-Being, Rospotrebnadzor, made recommendations for the inhabitants of the Crimea, how to act in the event of pungent smell, sore throat and other symptoms with the probability of pollution of atmospheric air.

QHA reported that on August 27 residents of the occupied Armyansk complained about an ecological catastrophe and stated that in a day the metal objects in the city turned rust, and people started feeling allergic.
Later, in the village of Perekop near the Armyansk, as a result of chemical emissions, leaves on the trees and the harvest were damaged. On some trees, foliage was preserved, but covered with yellow coating. Also, the yellowish coating is observed on the roofs of the houses, and after August 23 a smell of acid is felt in the air. Residents of the village complain about the deterioration of health.

QHA