Following a Russian Tanker struck a tank of Nitric acid in the eastern Ukrainian town of Rubizhne, Residents have gotten ordered to either stay indoors or wear a face mask dipped in sodium solution while minding the direction of the wind. It is unclear how much acid was in the tank, but the head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhiy Haidai, warned today that it seems “quite toxic.”
This event comes following the Russian military claiming they want a “shift in focus” to the eastern Donbas region after having repositioned troops Moscow initially claimed were getting pulled out during peace talks in Istanbul.
Following the actions taken out in Bucha, NATO and the West have all expressed horror and disdain for how Russia handles itself. Many believe the event happened in response to new sanctions, refusal to trade, and the expulsion of their Diplomats. Early today in Ukraine, Kyiv’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, called for all business ties with Russia to be cut with Russia. In his statement, he described the exchanges, “Every euro, every cent that you receive from Russia or that you send to Russia has blood. It is bloody money, and the blood of this money is Ukrainian blood, the blood of Ukrainian people.” Hours following his speech via video link, The European Union executive proposed adding new sanctions against Russia. The sanctions would include a ban on coal imports.
After the withdrawal of forces from around Kyiv and northern Ukraine; and seeing how far Russia is willing to go, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy’s warned today that the worst atrocities are most likely yet to have been seen.
Although there is no definitive reason why the Russian Tanker hit the Tank of Nitric Acid, many believe that the event spells out a’ typical Russian move’. When talking about the Nitric Acid spill, the head of the Luhansk regional military administration, Serhiy Haidai, stated, “It’s better to wait inside; this acid will decompose after the rain. But nobody knows when it’s going to rain. So please watch this pink cloud and if it moves towards you — please hide inside and wait inside. This was a direct hit in the tank,”
As sanctions continue to deepen, Russia responded by having Russian ex-president and deputy head of security council Dmitry Medvedev said late Monday night, “Everyone knows the answer: it will be symmetrical and destructive for bilateral relations,” continuing to say, “Who have they punished? First of all, themselves.” As Russia continues to push itself out of relevancy and possibly in to a trial on War Crimes, it seems to be falling in a downward spiral, doing anything to stay afloat.