Moscow: Kiev prepares to use banned weapons

Moscow delivered a memorandum to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons informing it of Kiev’s preparations to carry out acts of sabotage using prohibited weapons of mass destruction, including chemical ones.

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Alexander Shulgin, said on Monday: “I delivered the memorandum and appealed to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to take the data we have seriously, in particular on the presence in Ukraine of Western trainers with the necessary skills to deal with chemical weapons. “According to reports from TASS.

“impartial and transparent”

In his statements after a meeting with the Director General of the Organization, Fernando Arias Gonzalez, he also expressed the hope that “the technical secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will work with impartiality, objectivity and transparency in the current situation.”

The delivery of the memo followed warnings from Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, about Kiev’s possible use of weapons of mass destruction to gain an advantage on the battlefield.

And Polyansky stressed the possibility of “the secret use of weapons of mass destruction in small quantities for tactical purposes “, noting that” according to the information available, it was planned to do so at the Azovstal plant. However, Russia’s decision to cancel the attack thwarted these plans. “

important goal

Interestingly, the Azovstal steel mill is the main stronghold of the Ukrainian resistance in the port of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine.

Since the first days of the launch of the military operation on the territory of the western neighbor, on February 24, the Russians have tried to control the strategic city of Mariupol, but managed to enter and spread almost completely last week, while Azovstal was the only exception.

The city on the Sea of ​​Azov, inhabited by more than 400,000 people, was an important target for Russian forces, especially since its control would allow them to connect eastern Ukraine with Crimea in the south of the country, which Russia has annexed to its territory in 2014.

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