Ukraine accuses Russia of shelling chemical plant in Sumy

AP , Monday 21 Mar 2022

​Ukraine's prosecutor general said a Russian shell struck a chemical plant outside the city of Sumy a little after 3 a.m. Monday, causing a leak in a 50-ton tank of ammonia that took hours to contain.

This UN handout photo shows humanitarian aid from a UN convoy being unloaded from a truck in Sumy, Ukraine, March 18, 2022. AP

Russian military spokesman Igor Konashenkov claimed the leak was a ``planned provocation'' by Ukrainian forces to falsely accuse Russia of a chemical attack.

Konashenkov also said an overnight cruise missile strike hit a Ukrainian military training center in the Rivne region.

He said 80 foreign and Ukrainian troops were killed.

Vitaliy Koval, the head of the Rivne regional military administration, confirmed a twin Russian missile strike on a training center there early Monday but offered no details about injuries or deaths.

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