Russia and Ukraine: the burning of a chemical plant in Severodonetsk, where Ukrainian civilians are sheltering

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The city of Severodonetsk, in the far east of the country, is still under Ukrainian control, but has been subjected to continuous Russian bombardment for weeks.

Russian bombing has sparked a massive fire at a chemical plant in the eastern city of Severodonetsk, as ongoing fighting continues, according to a regional leader.

Serhii Haiday told Ukrainian television that Saturday’s fire broke out after dozens of tons of oil were spilled from damaged radiators at an nitrogen plant.

It was reported that hundreds of civilians were sheltering in the factory.

Severodonetsk It became the main goal of Russian progress in eastern Ukraine.

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