US Warns of Possible Chlorine Gas Disaster in Ukraine

WASHINGTON DC

A new round of violence in Ukraine could lead to a chlorine gas disaster in that country, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s team warned Tuesday. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert accused “Russian-led forces” of targeting water treatment facilities, with several near-misses of chlorine gas tanks at the plants. The rebuke reiterates the U.S. government’s belief that Russia is responsible for the crisis in eastern Ukraine, which has been driven by conflict over a separatist movement since 2014.

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