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Chemical Weapons

13 Apr
There are calls from the US and Britain for an investigation after Ukrainian soldiers of the Azov regiment were reportedly injured by a "poisonous substance" during a Russian attack on the port city of Mariupol. No evidence has yet been gathered. The UK foreign secretary says it would be "a callous escalation" of the war. The Pentagon says it's "deeply concerning". Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has already expressed his fears that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in his country.
13 Apr
There are calls from the US and Britain for an investigation after Ukrainian soldiers of the Azov regiment were reportedly injured by a "poisonous substance" during a Russian attack on the port city of Mariupol. No evidence has yet been gathered. The UK foreign secretary says it would be "a callous escalation" of the war. The Pentagon says it's "deeply concerning". Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has already expressed his fears that Russia could deploy chemical weapons in his country.
26 Mar
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has said any false-flag operation by Russia in order to use chemical, nuclear or biological weapons would constitute a war crime.
15 Apr 2018
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has echoed warnings to Syria on its alleged use of chemical weapons, also saying he thought a re-negotiated NAFTA deal was only weeks away, at the end of the AMERS summit in Lima, Peru.
15 Apr 2018
The Pentagon said on Saturday (April 14) that U.S. strikes in Syria overnight had successfully hit every target and were aimed to deliver an unambiguous signal to the Syrian government and deter the future use of chemical weapons.
28 Jan 2018
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday the United States believed it was Russia's responsibility to curb Syria's use of chemical weapons. Speaking at a news conference in Poland, Tillerson stood by his earlier comments that the Russia-backed Syrian government may still be using chemical weapons against its own people following a suspected chlorine attack in a rebel enclave in Eastern Ghouta.

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