Russian troops and local militants are possibly planning to blow up chemical containers and have been issued gas masks as the conflict heads into a new level, the Kyiv Independent says.
The Ukraine Security Service has said they are preparing for the worst as militants in occupied Donetsk Oblast are fearing a severe strike.
Donetsk is in eastern Ukraine and is one of two areas which was first occupied by Russian insurgents earlier this week.
Saturday marks the third day of conflict between Ukrainian troops and Russian forces and militants.
After a heavy night of shelling an cruise missiles, this morning Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky posted a defiant video from Kyiv, he said, “I’m here, we are not laying down, we will protect our state.
“This is our land, our country, our kids, and we will defend them.”
Kyiv still remains under the control of Ukrainian forces and along with civilians baring arms they have managed to stave off attacks from Russian troops.
Russian casualties are likely to be “heavy and greater than anticipated” as Ukrainian Armed Forces are fighting till the last drop of blood is shed across the country.
Ukrainian troops also blew up a huge convoy of Russian trucks on Saturday killing many. It has been reported that Russia are also preparing to use Thermobaric weapons which would be devastating.
The weaponry could easily destroy several city blocks with just one hit within seconds which would cause horrific damage as the TOS-1 Buratino thermobaric warhead creates severe waves of pressure.
Vladimir Putin warned this week that “unparalleled” hypersonic missiles are read to be used for action and that Russia has a large number of “thermobaric weapons.”
PhD student at the Department of War Studies at King’s College London Rob Lee said thermobaric MLRS and other military equipment are entering Ukraine from the Belarus border.
He added, “The location suggests they will take part in an operation towards Kyiv. Note the circle markers.”