The Russian-occupation administration has lost control over chemicals delivered into the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. Thus, toxic substances leak from ammonia tanks into the air in occupied Horlivka, Chief Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine informs.

“According to the information of the military intelligence of Ukraine, on 14 January, ammonia tanks were delivered to PJSC Concern Stirol in Horlivka occupied by Russian troops, from which toxic substances leak into the air,” the statement reads.

Intelligence believes that this man-made disaster could be used by Russia to accuse Ukraine of using toxic chemicals and as a pretext to expand armed aggression against our country.

The day before, Ukrainian intelligence also reported that the command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation had been checking the readiness of the Russian-occupation forces in Donbas. It is noted that the commission of the 8th Army of the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation started large-scale inspections of combat and mobilisation readiness of the 1st (Donetsk) and the 2nd (Luhansk) army corps. The occupiers also checked the stocks and conditions of storage of weapons, ammunition, military equipment, and material delivered from Russia.

In this way, Russia is tightening control over the situation in the units and divisions of the occupation forces in the non-government-controlled territories of Donbas.

Bohdan Marusyak

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