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Russia Investigates Ukraine's Use of Chemical Weapons at War

Tue 07 Feb 2023 | 10:06 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Russia's State Investigative Committee said it was investigating the suspected use of chemical weapons by Ukrainian forces near the towns of Soledar and Bakhmut.

The Investigative Committee stated that Donetsk, a region loyal to Russia in the territories it controlled in eastern Ukraine, reported the use of chemical weapons by Ukrainian drones near the two cities.

"As a result, Russian soldiers suffer from a deterioration in their health and symptoms of poisoning," the committee added, without providing details or specifying the suspected substance.

Since the start of the military operation nearly a year ago, Russia has repeatedly warned that Ukraine may be preparing to use unconventional weapons, such as biological weapons or a bomb containing radioactive material.

Ukraine and its Western allies rejected these accusations, but they considered it a possible prelude to Russia itself resorting to such methods, but placing the blame on Ukraine, which Moscow considered a mere accusation.