Russia has traded allegations with the United States and Britain at the United Nations over possible chemical weapons attacks in Ukraine, but no one has provided evidence to support their concerns.
Embassy officials commented to reporters after Russia raised the issue of an ammonia leak in the besieged city of Sumi, blaming “Ukrainian nationalist groups” during a closed-door meeting of the UN Security Council. Britain and the United States have denied the allegations.
Russia’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyansky, said Russian forces “never planned or operated on Ukrainian facilities for storing or producing toxic substances.”
“It is clear that the Ukrainian national authorities, with the encouragement of the West, will do nothing to intimidate their own people and launch attacks to blame Russia,” he added.
This is the third time Russia has raised the issue of biological or chemical weapons since it launched a so-called “special military operation” on February 24 to “disarm” Ukraine. Rejects the West and Ukraine
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Barbara Woodward, Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters: “It is difficult to conclude, given their record against Alexei Navalny in the UK and Russia.
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Linda Thomas Greenfield, the US ambassador to the United Nations, dismissed Russia’s allegations as “absurd”.
“Our concern is that this is a precursor to Russia’s plans to use chemical weapons,” he said.
The United States has not yet shown any signs of an immediate Russian offensive with chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine, but a senior U.S. defense official said it was closely monitoring intelligence.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia’s false accusations of possession of biological and chemical weapons in Kiev are being considered for use in Ukraine.
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