Fears Russia is planning a false flag chemical weapons attack in Ukraine that it will blame on the West as the Kremlin accuses the US of plotting a ‘provocation’
- Allegations came from the head of Putin’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces
- Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov claimed that the former US ambassador in Moscow warned at a conference that Russia was planning to use chemical weapons
Fears are mounting that Russia is planning a false flag chemical weapons incident in Ukraine.
Russian state media went into a frenzy this morning claiming that the US and its allies are plotting a chemical attack.
The allegations came from Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, the head of Vladimir Putin’s radiation, chemical and biological forces.
Still, the frenzy has the hallmarks of a Russian operation to blame the West for its own attack.
Moscow has repeatedly used such tactics in the war in Ukraine, while Kiev accused Russia of “another provocation” and a “probable false flag” by Putin’s forces.
Kirillov claimed that former US ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan warned at a conference that Russia was planning to use chemical weapons in the war in Ukraine.
The allegations came from Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, the head of Vladimir Putin’s radiation, chemical and biological forces (pictured)
In the photo: damaged building in Kharkiv
A slide shown during the briefing of Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov. The headline reads, “Examples of U.S. Provocative Action.” From left to right: 2003 an excuse to invade Iraq, 2017 an excuse for missile strikes on Syria, 2018 an excuse to destroy scientific facilities
“We consider this information to be the intention of the US itself and its accomplices to carry out a provocation in Ukraine using toxic chemicals,” Kirillov said.
He claimed that chemicals were brought to Kramatorsk by train, accompanied by “foreign citizens.”
They are said to have been placed at the Kramatorsk metallurgical plant.
Kramatorsk is located in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
Some 16 sealed boxes were unloaded, including several marked BZ, a banned substance under chemical weapons treaties that causes acute psychosis, loss of orientation, hallucinations and memory impairment.
He claimed that for many years the US had repeatedly made “false” accusations of chemical attacks as provocations.
Kirillov claimed that former US ambassador to Moscow John Sullivan (pictured) warned at a conference that Russia was planning to use chemical weapons in the war in Ukraine
A slide shown during the briefing of Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov. The headline reads: ‘Delivery of toxic chemicals to Kramatorsk’
Kirillov (pictured) alleged chemicals were delivered to Kramatorsk by train, accompanied by “foreign citizens.” They are said to have been placed at the Kramatorsk metallurgical plant
“The load was placed on American-made armored vehicles, which drove as part of the column to the line of contact,” the Russian general claimed.
Protective equipment against chemical attacks was also provided, he claimed.
“The facts of the simultaneous supply of toxic chemicals and protective equipment against it indicate an attempt to carry out large-scale provocations during the conflict using the psychotropic chemical warfare agent BZ,” Kirillov said.
But he provided no evidence for such claims.
“Washington expects the ongoing Russia-Ukrainian conflict to make it difficult for the international community to launch an effective investigation, allowing the real organizers and perpetrators to escape responsibility while shifting the blame onto Russia,” Kirillov claimed. .
He said Russian armed forces in Ukraine have “the equipment and technology to identify the potential use of toxic substances and address this situation.”