WASHINGTON, April 14 – RIA Novosti. The Pentagon said that the planned supply of chemical, biological and radiation protection equipment to Ukraine is not based on specific information about the possibility of using weapons of mass destruction in the conflict zone.
The kits are part of a new $800 million US military aid package for arms, ammunition and equipment from the US military.
“The Ukrainians asked for this… Is it based on a specific, credible threat of use in a certain quarter, area? No. But it certainly comes from the long-term understanding that we have that the Russians have the potential to use this kind weapons,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters.
The Russian Embassy in the United States stated the day before that Russian troops do not and cannot have chemical warfare agents, since Russia destroyed all stockpiles of chemical weapons back in 2017, and the words of State Department spokesman Ned Price that Russia could use chemical weapons on Ukraine, are not supported by evidence.
Earlier, the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that documents received from employees of Ukrainian biological laboratories testify to Kyiv’s plans to use drones capable of spraying deadly substances.
A network of more than 30 biological laboratories has been formed on the territory of Ukraine, working in the interests of the Pentagon, Igor Kirillov, head of the RF Armed Forces, said earlier. Everything for the continuation of the US military biological program has already been removed from Ukraine after the start of the Russian special military operation, he said.
The Russian Federation, in connection with the facts of US military biological activities in Ukraine, does not exclude the launch of a consultation mechanism under the Convention on the Prohibition of Biological and Toxin Weapons, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
Kosachev did not rule out the staging of the West with chemical weapons in Ukraine
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