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Ukraine updates air, other alarms

A city evacuation signal sounds like a train horn.

Ukraine updates air, other alarms
Photo: Dmytro Zhyvytskyy

Due to escalating Russian nuclear blackmail, several alarms have been introduced to indicate various types of danger, the State Service for Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine has said.

The chemical danger signal is now similar to the sound of church bells. The radiation danger signal is the sound of alarm bells.

The city evacuation signal sounds like a train horn. After this warning, the local radio or television should be switched on and further information should be awaited. The office said that in the case of an air-raid alert, a long, continuous siren sounds for at least 30 seconds.

An adviser to the head of the presidential office, Mykhaylo Podolyak, did not rule out that the enemy would hit Ukraine's cities with cruise missiles on Independence Day, 24 August.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy urged Ukrainians to actively prepare for a new week, "very important for all of us and for our state". According to him, Russia may try to do something particularly brutal next week.

The Interior Ministry asked Ukrainians not to ignore air-raid alarms on Independence Day.

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