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Russian news outlets are claiming that Ukrainian forces allegedly utilized banned chemical weapons against Russian positions near the town of Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). This comes as Ukrainians have accused Russia of using chemical weapons since the start of the war.

Unrelated drone footage showing the alleged use of chemical weapon on a Russian soldier, who is seen convulsing in the water and then drowning.

Retired Lieutenant Colonel of the LPR People’s Militia, Andrey Marochko, reported to TASS that this information was obtained from sources on the front line who witnessed the deployment of these munitions, which, upon detonation, emitted noxious smoke leading to skin burns and loss of consciousness. Efforts are currently underway by Russian defense forces specializing in radiation, chemical, and biological warfare to pinpoint the exact poison used by the Ukrainian servicemen in this attack.

Unrelated drone footage showing the alleged use of chemical weapons on a Russian soldier appears to get hit in the Kharkiv direction.

Reports of using banned chemical weapons by Ukrainian forces have been a recurrent feature since the start of the year. Instances have been identified in various regions, including Zaporzhia, Artyomovsk, Donetsk, and Soledar. Yan Gagin, an adviser to the acting DPR head, told TASS that Ukrainian units had been seen displaying these prohibited weapons online, notably foreign-made gas shells and drones capable of deploying them.

Unrelated video of a Russian drone attacking Ukrainian positions in Kremina with tear gas grenades, which are prohibited per the Chemical Weapons Convention.

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Despite Russian claims, Ukraine’s Naval Forces have accused Russia of deploying prohibited chemical weapons. In a Facebook post on December 4, they detailed the alleged usage of chlorpicrin grenades dropped from drones on Ukrainian positions. The post highlighted that the Marines held their ground despite using these banned irritant weapons, adopting chemical defenses for protection.

In a recent event yesterday, the Ukrainian Military accused Russian forces of dropping chemical projectiles on their positions near Maryinka (Donetsk Oblast). In a statement, spokesman Valeriy Shershen said, “A prohibited chemical projectile was reportedly dropped pm a Ukrainian position, an aerosol munition with a suffocating action. (However), the wind was blowing in the enemy’s direction.”


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