Chairman of the IC of Russia Instructs to Investigate Circumstances of Another Explosion of Tank with Chemicals in Rubezhnoye by Ukrainian Troops

Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation A. I. Bastrykin instructed to investigate preparations for blowing up tanks filled with chemicals in order to inflict harm to civilians in settlements of the Lugansk People's Republic.

According to the latest information of the People's Militia of the LPR, Ukrainian nationalist formations continue to use terrorist methods against civilians of the Lugansk People's Republic. On April 9, 2022, a tank with nitric acid was blown up on the territory of the Zarya chemical plant in Rubezhnoye. As a result, toxic substances were released into the environment. Apart from that, over 40 thousand tons of sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, and ammonia still remain on the territory of the Zarya chemical plant for production of explosives in Rubezhnoye. An explosion of these substances will cause irreparable damage to the region's ecology, destroying all life within a 30-kilometer zone and endangering the lives of more than 300 thousand people living in Lisichansk, Severodonetsk, Zolotoye, and Seversk.

Within the framework of the investigation, A. I. Bastrykin instructed the investigators of the Central Office to cooperate with law enforcement agencies of the LPR and other emergency services in order to document traces of illegal actions with the aim to identify all persons involved in the crime.