June 13, 2024

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US accuses Russia of using chemical weapons in Ukraine

US accuses Russia of using chemical weapons in Ukraine

Ukrainian soldiers in front

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The US says Russia is using chemical weapons structurally on the battlefield in Ukraine. The Russian military is reportedly using the poison chloropyrin against Ukrainian soldiers. The Kremlin has yet to respond to the accusation.

Washington States The CWC has violated the Moscow International Chemical Weapons Convention. The Americans are imposing a series of sanctions against Russian individuals and companies that the United States believes play a role in the production or use of these resources.

Burning eyes

Also known as Russians Riot Control Agents Use agents like tear gas and pepper spray. For example, the police may use them during riots, but they are prohibited in war. Inhalation of chloropyrin leads to all kinds of symptoms: from burning eyes to nausea and breathing problems. It is not like nerve gas, where a small amount of exposure can be fatal in a short period of time.

“This was not an isolated incident,” the US State Department said in a statement. According to the Americans, Russia is likely to use chemical weapons for tactical victories on the battlefield. Russian military presence in Ukraine has continued in recent months.

‘Through Bombs and Drones’

Ukraine has been accusing Russia of using chloropyrin for weeks. According to the army of Ukraine already Several hundred times Poison gas grenades fired by Russia. This could have happened with drones as well.

The United States says Russia has used chemical weapons more frequently in recent years. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague has determined that Russian opposition leader Navalny was poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok in 2020. The poison gas, developed in the Soviet Union, was also found in Skripal, a Russian ex-spy who was poisoned along with his daughter in England. Moscow says it has nothing to do with the poisoning.