The office of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Sunday of a possible “environmental catastrophe” after Russian forces blew up an oil stockpile in Kharkivthe second largest city in the country.
State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection Residents were advised to cover windows with a damp cloth and to drink plenty of fluids.
The Ukrainian Prosecutor General, Irina Venediktova, said: Russian forces failed to take the city of Kharkiv, where fierce fighting continues.
The The city of 1.5 million people is located 40 kilometers from the Russian border.
On Thursday, Russia launched a military attack in Ukraine, with ground forces and bombing targets in several cities, which has already caused the deaths of at least 198 people, including civilians, and wounded more than 1,100, on Ukrainian territory, according to Kiev.
The United Nations reported 150,000 people displaced to Poland, Hungary, Moldova and Romania. Russian President Vladimir Putin said the “special military operation” in Ukraine aimed to disarm the neighboring country and was the only way for Russia to defend itself. The Kremlin stressed that the offensive would continue as long as necessary.
The attack was generally condemned by the international community and led to emergency meetings of a number of governments, including the Portuguese, NATO, the European Union and the United Nations Security Council, agreeing to collective sanctions against Russia. .
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