The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Parubiy called on international organizations to send an independent monitoring commission to the Crimea that would provide an estimate of chemical emissions. Parubiy made a corresponding statement at the opening of the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada today, September 6.

The Speaker of the Ukrainian parliament noted that if the commission is not admitted to the annexed peninsula, this ecological disaster must be recognized as another fact of a chemical attack by the occupation authorities.

“I urge international organizations, primarily environmental ones, as well as other international partners to send an international monitoring mission to the occupied Crimea that could give an objective assessment of the ecological catastrophe that took place in the north of the occupied Crimea, and to determine a real threat to the whole region.”

Parubiy stressed that the RF had turned the annexed Crimea into a test site for the testing of dangerous weapons.

“I urge all countries of the world to condemn and punish the terrorist state Russia for the use of chemical weapons around the world - both in Syria, in the UK and in Ukraine. The world must be protected, and evil be punished."

Reportedly, in the annexed Crimea they believe that acid emissions in the city of Armyansk occurred because of the fact that the evaporation from the acid lake located near the Crimean Titan plant covered an area of 27 kilometers.

The Speaker of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine Oleksandr Motuzyanik, in his turn, noted that the reason of the ecological catastrophe in the north of the occupied Crimea was the hit of shells in the sediments of the chemical production of titanium and soda plants during military exercises of the Russian Federation. At the same time, Russia is trying to conceal the scale of the environmental catastrophe and avoid liability for it.

Source: Ukrinform