Russia blasts US claims that Moscow could use chemical weapons
Russian forces have been targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure for weeks and warning Ukrainian nationalists are planning risky provocations to blame Russia.
The Russian Defense Ministry has frequently warned that Ukrainian military and nationalist groups are planning grave provocations to blame on Moscow. So far, the West has ignored Russia's worries and warnings.
According to the Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov, the allegations are another US attempt to demonize Russia.
The Russian embassy's Telegram channel quoted the official detailing how "such claims are worth a penny. The US official, as always, did not bother to provide any evidence. This is another attempt to demonize our country."
Antonov added that Russia, unlike the US, "eliminated all available stocks of chemical warfare agents in 2017. This fact has been documented by the OPCW. It is pointless to argue with this fact."
Two days ago, the Russian Ministry of Defense stated that preparations were underway for a provocation in Kharkov, using 80 tons of ammonia to accuse Russia of conducting a chemical attack.
Russian soldiers have been targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure with precision weaponry for over two weeks in order to achieve the special military operation's aim of demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine. 3,213 military assets have been deactivated since the operation's inception, According to the Russian Defense Ministry.
Simultaneously, the Donbass militia continues its counteroffensive against Kiev's soldiers, seizing Volnovakha and tightening its encirclement of Mariupol.
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Yesterday, the Russian MoD announced that Russian armed forces are still surrounding Mariupol in southeast Ukraine, and revealed that Ukrainian nationalists had deployed mines on the city's roads, and they are opening fire randomly in the streets to force civilians to stay inside their homes.
National Defense Management Center chief Mikhail Mizintsev told reporters that Kiev only agreed to establish two humanitarian corridors out of the ten proposed by Russia, none of which were into Russia. The agreed-upon corridors are in the direction of Kiev and Mariupol.
"So far, neo-Nazis in Ukraine have more than 7,000 citizens from 21 countries as hostages, and they are using them as human shields," the official revealed.
Moscow requests UN Security Council meeting on biological weapons
Yesterday, Moscow requested that the UN Security Council hold an emergency meeting Friday to discuss the suspected manufacturing of biological weapons in Ukraine.
Days ago, Igor Kirillov, the head of the radiation, chemical, and biological defense of the Russian armed forces, reported that Russian forces found 30 biological laboratories in Ukraine, possibly used to develop biological weapons.
Kirillov revealed that the US Pentagon-funded bio-laboratories in Ukraine developed, among other things, projects for the spread of biological weapons to Russia via bats.