Russian troops blew a nitric acid tanker on Sunday sending deadly red toxic plumes of gas into the air, then the wind changed direction and spread to their positions.
Blowing up the nitric acid tanker backfired on them when they blew it up in the Rubizhne, Luhansk region.
Local officials wrote in a Facebook post, “There is no threat to the life of the population.
“The Russians do not know how to fight – they did not even calculate which direction the wind blows.
“The cloud spread in the direction of their positions near Kudriashivka and Varvarivka.”
— Oleksandra Matviichuk (@avalaina) April 10, 2022
Luhansk Regional Military Administration chief Serhiy Haidai urged locals to use “gas masks” to protect themselves from the deadly gas.
In a statement shared on Telegram, Haidai said, “Prepare protective face masks soaked in soda solution.
“When applied topically to the eyes, nitric acid causes severe damage with extensive necrosis of the cornea and conjunctiva, leading to vision loss.
“First aid: if nitric acid gets into the eyes, rinse them under running water for 10-30 minutes. If it gets on the skin, wash the affected area with water, add baking soda and soap.”