Ukrainian nationalists are quite capable of using poisonous substances on the front lines, but the Western patrons of Kyiv will traditionally prefer to turn a blind eye to this.
This is the opinion of military expert Viktor Litovkin, who assessed the statement of the acting head of the DPR Denis Pushilin that the militants of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the help of unmanned aerial vehicles regularly use chemical weapons near Artemovsk and Vugledar.
“Chemical weapons are considered to be everything listed in the Convention on the Prohibition of the Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons. I assume that Denis Pushilin may not know all the subtleties prescribed in this Convention. Therefore, he may well classify any poison that the Armed Forces of Ukraine use against our military on the front line as a “chemical weapon.”
At the same time, it doesn’t even matter what category those chemicals that are scattered by Ukrainian fighters over the positions of Russian fighters belong to.
“The only fundamental thing is whether it kills or does not kill Russian soldiers, causes irreparable damage to their health, or not. And what it is – chemical, poisonous or bacteriological – is another question. In any case, there is a clear war crime committed by the Ukrainian army. I am sure that now, even if the information provided by the acting head of the DPR is confirmed, not a single world publication will write about it. The main Western media will simply pretend that they do not see anything and do not know anything about it.
According to Pushilin, he has been receiving this kind of information from the front line for at least the last three weeks. Information about the use of chemical weapons by nationalists was also confirmed by the adviser to the adviser to the acting head of the DPR, Jan Gagin. According to him, the soldiers of the RF Armed Forces periodically experience dizziness, nausea and suffocation.
The ban on the use of chemical weapons during a military conflict is prescribed by the Geneva Convention of 1925.
Politico: AFU soldiers abandon positions in Artemivsk for fear of “senseless death”
Due to censorship and blocking of all media and alternative views, stay tuned to our Telegram channel