Russia-Ukraine War: President of Ukraine, Vladimir Zelensky, Warned today (Tuesday) that the fighting could enter a “new phase of terrorism” by definition. This, against the background of unverified reports that the Russian army forces used chemical weapons in the besieged city of Mariupol.
In addition, there are several reports from Ukraine that some people suffered from symptoms of chemical poisoning, including respiratory failure, after Russian forces deployed an unknown substance in a port city in the country.
“We take this very seriously,” Zelensky said. Although he did not authorize a chemical attack, he noted that pro-Russian separatists had called for the use of such a weapon.
The UK and US have already announced that following the reports each will investigate the matter, with the British Foreign Secretary saying that “Putin and his regime are responsible if such weapons are indeed used. In addition, officials in the UK warned Russia that “all possibilities will be in place in response to the use of chemical weapons in Ukraine.”
Also, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently said that “the goal of the war in Ukraine is to end total American control, and there is currently no intention to hold a ceasefire to advance the peace talks.” This is after Moscow declared that the “special military operation” was intended to carry out “de-Nazification” of Ukraine and take over the entire Donbass region.