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The residents of Russian-annexed Crimea complain the environmental situation on the peninsula is only getting worse, despite optimistic statements by the so-called authorities.

"It's hard to breathe, people have a sore throat and they are scared," the residents wrote in social networks.

They publish photos showing how the fences and cars left outside are covered with rust, as well as everything in the houses with open windows.

As UNIAN reported earlier, acid leaks at the Crimean Titan plant were reported in Crimea's north in the early hours of August 24. Crimean environmentalists explained the leaks by heat and the lack of water in the North Crimean Canal. Children were evacuated from the affected areas for two weeks.

A possibly repeat release of sulfuric acid in the town of Armyansk was reported on September 13.