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The network is spreading information that employees of the Security Service of Ukraine allegedly mined a storage facility with 120 tons of chlorine in the city of Pervomaisky, Kharkiv region, on the territory of the Khimprom plant. It is claimed that this shelter is going to be blown up and russia will be accused of a chemical catastrophe, which will lead to the death of local residents.
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However, the company Khimprom ceased operations in 2012, and the company’s basic means of production were decommissioned in 2009.
On April 6, 2022, the russian Ministry of Defense announced that Kyiv was preparing a provocation with chlorine in the Kharkiv region. The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of russia Igor Konashenkov said that the Security Service of Ukraine officers mined a storage facility with 120 tons of chlorine on the territory of the production association “Khimprom”.
The Center for Strategic Communications and Information Security reported that the shop building was demolished in 2012, and the railway tracks were dismantled. Here you can watch a video of the blast of the shop, the date of its publication – November 23, 2013.
The decision of the Commercial Court of Kharkiv region of April 10, 2012 states that the main means of production of Pervomaisky SE “Khimprom” were withdrawn from production facilities in 2009, including shops of chlorinated lime, copper chloride and chlorine liquefaction.
The decision of the Commercial Court of Kharkiv region of April 29, 2013 states that from November 1, 2012 Pervomaisky state enterprise “Khimprom” was again declared bankrupt and liquidation proceedings were opened.
The same resolution states that the liquidation commission ordered an inspection of the buildings and structures that remained on the balance of the May Day state enterprise “Khimprom” to determine their further operation. The company Ukrbudkonstruktsiya (engaged in the construction of buildings) was involved in the inspection of the buildings.
Ukrbudkonstruktsiya reported that due to non-compliance with the operating conditions, the load-bearing elements of the building structures of buildings and structures were destroyed. It was recommended to dismantle all the buildings of the enterprise due to impossible further operation.
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