Russia-Ukraine War: Russia could use chemical and biological weapons against Ukraine, White House warns
On Wednesday, the US administration, led by Joe Biden, warned that Russia could use chemical or biological weapons against Ukraine. Russia claims that illegal chemical weapons are being manufactured in Ukraine after the invasion. The United States has since launched a counter-attack on Russia. The White House has denied any involvement in the production of illegal chemical weapons in Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova this week accused Ukraine of running chemical and biological weapons labs on its territory without evidence. White House press secretary Jen Psaki called Russia’s claim “insulting.” He says it’s part of an effort. They are saying this because Russia could use its own weapons of mass destruction against Ukraine.
On Wednesday, Saki tweeted that “this is a clear Russian plot to try to justify its premeditated, provocative and unprovoked attack on Ukraine.” He added: “Now that Russia has made this false claim, and China has ostensibly supported this propaganda, we should all see that Russia may use chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine or create a false impression of using them.”
The United States has been warning Russia for months about creating false pretenses to attack. Russia warned in a statement on Wednesday that it was “deeply concerned” about Russia’s involvement in the two-week-old conflict. Russia has seen its attack on a stronger Ukrainian defense slower than expected. Although their attack could not be stopped.
On Wednesday, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby called the Russian claim a “bunch of malars.” For years, the international community has thought that Russia had previously used chemical weapons to assassinate Putin’s enemies, such as Alexey Navalny and former spy Sergei Skripal. Russia also supports the Assad government in Syria. Assad has used chemical weapons against his people in a decade-long civil war.
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Responding to a question from a Russian journalist about the claim, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said: “At the moment there is no information to confirm these reports or allegations about such a laboratory.”
“Our colleagues at the World Health Organization, working with the Ukrainian government, have stated that they are not aware of any activity on the part of the Ukrainian government, including chemical weapons or biological weapons, which are inconsistent with Ukraine’s international treaty obligations.”