A Russian cruise missile was yards from causing an environmental disaster when it struck a Ukrainian chemical plant.
A 2,200 mph Kalibr rocket hit the ammonia storage facility in a new false flag outrage.
It exploded in a fireball, digging out a 10-foot-deep, 40-foot-wide crater just 100 yards from the sprawling fertilizer plant’s storage tanks.
Around 120,000 tons of the toxic and explosive hydraulic fluid were stored at the facility in Odessa’s southern port.
A military source in Odessa told The Sun: “If the ammonia had gone up, the results would have been catastrophic – the whole city could have been enveloped in a toxic cloud.
“It was the fourth time they tried this – at a time when the wind would have blown the chemical fallout towards Odessa
“If the disaster they planned had happened, they would inevitably have blamed the Ukrainian armed forces for sabotaging their own facility.”
The 5pm Friday attack came after Russian propagandists began spreading stories in late April that a Ukrainian “provocation” was being prepared at the port facility.
Workers reported a strong odor of ammonia in the air shortly after the explosion, but it contained severe damage.
Tensions rose on the south coast yesterday as Russian forces prepared to advance further after capturing Mariupol.
Fighting was heaviest in eastern Donbass, with invaders attempting to capture the Ukrainians between Sievierodonetsk and Kramatorsk.
Defenders claimed to have repelled the first wave.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/5398437/putin-cruise-missile-environmental-disaster-odessa/ Putin’s cruise missile prevents it from causing an environmental disaster when it hits a Ukrainian chemical plant