Inviolable international monitoring mission should give an objective evaluation of the environmental disaster in the North annexed Crimea. This position was expressed by the speaker of Parliament Andriy Parubiy during the morning plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada.
An online broadcast of the led channel “112 Ukraine”.
“Ukrainian border guards and the ecologists record the fact of chemical contamination on the border with the occupied Crimea. According to our data, this was due to the fact that the Russian occupation troops fired chemical clarifiers. Urge international organizations, first and foremost defenders of nature, and other international partners to send in the occupied Crimea inviolable international monitoring mission, which would give an objective evaluation of the environmental disaster that occurred in the North of the occupied Crimea and to determine a real threat to the entire region,” – said paruby.
He also expressed the belief that if the monitoring mission was not allowed in the Crimea, the Verkhovna Rada should recognize that “this disaster is yet another fact of a chemical attack taken by the Russian invaders in the Crimea, which is also directed against Ukrainian citizens”.
We will remind, in the town of Armyansk in the North annexed the Crimea there was an emission into the atmosphere of substances of unknown origin. On metal objects, rooftops, on the leaves of the trees formed oily coating having a yellowish tint. First, the representatives of the occupation authorities did not recognize the problem, but on 4 September, “Crimean government” for the first time stated that the maximum permissible concentration of sulfur dioxide in Armyansk and nearby towns exceeded the norm. Children were evacuated, local residents encouraged to spend less time outdoors.
Sulfur dioxide, or sulfur oxide (IV) is a sulfur compound with the oxygen composition of SO2. Under normal conditions, this colorless gas with a characteristic pungent smell (smell of a lighted match). Very toxic. Symptoms of poisoning with sulphurous gas are runny nose, cough, hoarseness, severe sore throat and a peculiar taste. Inhalation of sulfur dioxide higher concentrations, asphyxiation, speech disorder, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, and possible acute pulmonary edema.