June 1, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Russia’s attack of Severodonetsk in the Donbas region is “simply madness.” Zelenskyy also said in the newly released video on Tuesday that the situation in the Donbas region is “very tough.”
2.The governor of the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk said on Tuesday that Russian forces attacked a chemical plant in Severodonetsk, causing a toxic gas leak. Governor Serhiy Haidai said in a message posted on social media that a Russian strike hit a tank containing nitric acid at the plant. Two posted pictures show a rosy cloud billowing above what appears to be an apartment complex.
3.The Ukrainian state nuclear company has warned of a possible disaster at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant that is under the occupation of Russian forces. It says the Russians have explosives and weapons on the premises of the facility.