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Moscow Denies Using Chemical Weapons in Ukraine

Fri 03 May 2024 | 09:30 AM
By Ahmad El-Assasy

Moscow vehemently denied accusations of using chemical and radioactive materials in the ongoing Ukraine conflict on Thursday.

Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov dismissed the allegations about the use of chemical weapons in Ukraine as "baseless," emphasizing that Russian forces "remain committed to their obligations under international law in their military activities."

In a related development, Peskov expressed skepticism about the peace conference being organized in Switzerland, questioning the effectiveness of such a gathering without Russia's participation. "We do not understand what this significant event, this peace conference, is about. What kind of serious conferences with serious expectations can we talk about without Russia's participation?" Peskov told reporters. Switzerland has invited over 160 delegations to attend the conference scheduled for June 15-16, explicitly excluding Russia at this stage, according to the event's official website.

Meanwhile, French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated, in a recent interview, that France would consider sending troops to Ukraine "if the Russians break through the front lines and if there is a Ukrainian request for this."

This stance by Macron comes amid heightened tensions and as the international community closely watches the developments in Ukraine, where the conflict has drawn widespread condemnation and raised significant concerns about regional stability.