NewsAlleged Russian chemical attack raises concerns in Ukraine conflict

Alleged Russian chemical attack raises concerns in Ukraine conflict

Russians are reaching for chemical weapons.
Russians are reaching for chemical weapons.
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5:36 PM EST, November 15, 2023

Reports suggest that Vladimir Putin's army is employing chemical weapons in the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The Russians appear to have used chlorpicrin, a substance that has previously been deployed near Avdiivka in the Donetsk region.

As stated in July by the representative of the Ukrainian army, Oleksiy Dmytrashkivsky, the Russian forces appear to be frequently resorting to chemical weapons in the Bachmukha sector. Preliminary findings suggest that artillery shells containing a caustic gas called phosgene are being deployed.

Dmytrashkivsky reveals that several victims have suffered from the Russians' alleged chemical attacks. Symptoms of gas poisoning include nausea, vomiting, and loss of consciousness.

Despite the global ban on chemical weapons, the Russians seem to continue to use them. This was reported by the "Deep State UA" source.

Health impact of dangerous weapons

Russia inherited chemical weapons from the USSR. They were incorporated in Soviet military doctrine for use in both offensive and defensive operations.

Russia's chemical arsenal reportedly consisted of approximately 40,000 tons of old generation weapons. This included around 71,122 lbs of caustic gases - sarin, soman, and VX - along with nearly 16,975,100 lbs of phosgene, mustard gas, and their combinations.

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