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Live Updates | Ukraine: Russia could target chemical sites

LVIV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military warns that Russia could target the country’s chemical industry.

The Ukrainian General Staff’s claim was not immediately explained in a Tuesday report. It comes, however, after oil depots and other industrial sites were targeted by Russian shells during the war.

The military said: “The possibility of sabotage of Ukraine’s chemical industry with further allegations by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is not excluded.”

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KEY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE RUSSIA-UKRAINE WAR:

— Putin celebrates Victory Day with little to show for an 11-week war

– Biden signs Ukraine bill, calls for $40bn aid in Putin’s rejoinder

– AP Interview: Lithuania FM calls for regime change in Russia

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Follow all AP reports on Russia’s war against Ukraine at https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraine

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OTHER DEVELOPMENTS:

LVIV, Ukraine — Satellite imagery analyzed by The Associated Press shows two ships off Snake Island, Ukraine, just before 3pm Monday.

Images from Planet Labs PBC showed one what appeared to be a landing craft to the east, another was a ship with two smaller rafts nearby. Ukraine has repeatedly attacked Russian positions there recently, suggesting Russian forces may be trying to increase or remove personnel from the Black Sea island.

Satellite photos also show intense fires in Russian-controlled territory in southern Ukraine on Monday.

A cause for the fires was not immediately clear. However, images from Planet Labs showed thick smoke rising east of Vasylivka.

Much of the area around Vasylivka is a nature reserve.

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LVIV, Ukraine ⁠— Russian rocket fire on the Black Sea port city of Odessa has killed one person and wounded five.

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The Southern Command of Ukraine’s military made the announcement early Tuesday after firing throughout the day.

One hit a mall and warehouse, the military said.

Ukraine claimed the ammunition was Soviet-era, making it unreliable for aiming. There are growing concerns that Russia is running out of guided munitions, making it more likely they will launch unguided missiles that can cause greater collateral damage.

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One of the Ukrainian militants holding out at the Mariupol Steel Plant said Monday they were still defending the city.

Valeri Paditel, who heads border guards in the Donetsk region, said the fighters would “do everything to make those who will defend the city in the future proud”.

In its video address released by the National Border Patrol Service, Paditel said the militants include border guards, soldiers, the national police and members of the National Guard.

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