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The Ministry of Defense responded to the “chemical attack” in Mariupol

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On the eve of Azov, he announced the use of chemical weapons by Russian troops in Mariupol. The Ministry of Defense believes it may be phosphorus ammunition.

Information about Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Mariupol is under scrutiny, Deputy Defense Minister Anna Malyar said on Tuesday, April 12, on the air of the national telethon.

“Right now, we are reviewing this information, trying to understand what it is. However, according to preliminary data, I can say that there is an assumption that these are phosphorus munitions. But the final official information will be later,” he said. he said.

The Deputy Minister added that the risk of the use of chemical weapons by the occupiers remains at a very high level.

Earlier, the Pentagon said it had not yet confirmed information about the use of chemical weapons in Mariupol.

“The Pentagon cannot confirm reports that Russian troops used potentially chemical weapons in Mariupol,” said U.S. Defense Department spokesman John Kirby.

Recall, on the eve of the Azov regiment said that Russian troops dropped a poisonous substance of unknown origin from a drone in Mariupol.

At the same time, Azov founder Andrei Biletsky said three fighters were injured in the chemical attack.

Earlier, the “DPR” proposed to use chemical weapons against the Ukrainian military in Azovstal.

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Source: korrespondent

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