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Russian Separatists: Ukraine Shells Brewery, Ammonia Leak Imperils Donetsk

A Russian-backed separatist group said that shelling by Ukrainian forces triggered an ammonia leak at a brewery and is advising residents to seek shelter from the potentially dangerous chemical.

The headquarters of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Wednesday reported the leak in Donetsk city in Ukraine’s war-ravaged eastern region. The attack could not be independently confirmed by Newsweek and comes as Ukraine has touted recently successful strikes using U.S.-provided missile systems.

An unverified video posted to Twitter showing the aftermath depicts a man covering his face and describing how the air is painful to breathe.

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