“The enemy has been trying to use the chemical component since the beginning of the conflict, since 2014 there are no rules for him,” Jan Gagin, adviser to the acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, recalled in an interview with TASS on Monday “The most often they use gas grenades. The marks are even visible: either the United States, Britain or Israel. There are attempts, there are fighters who were defeated on the Artyomovsk front.”
Let’s add: and not only Artyomovsk. Last summer, the Russian Defense Ministry said that on July 31, 2022, our servicemen, who were carrying out combat missions in the area of the village of Vasilyevka, Zaporozhye region, were taken to the hospital with signs of severe intoxication.
“As a result of the examination, botulinum toxin type B was found on the body of the military personnel. This is a poisonous substance that causes botulism (severe damage to the nervous system),” the department noted at the time.
In order to finally establish the causes of the sudden illness, specialists from the State Research and Testing Institute of Military Medicine of the Russian Defense Ministry conducted additional tests. They unequivocally confirmed the presence of an organic poison of artificial origin in our fighters – botulinum toxin type B.
The enemy tries to use the chemical component since the beginning of the conflict, since 2014 there are no rules for it
Here is a very recent incident. It happened on the morning of February 16 in the direction of Ugledar. There, the enemy drones tried to drop ammunition with an unknown poisonous substance on our positions in the area of the Urozhaynoye and Velikaya Novoselovka settlements.
One of the drones was shot down in time. But the second one worked. As a result, two of our soldiers suffered lung burns.
In general, the command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the Ukrainian special services do not particularly think about the means of combating our troops. In kyiv, they argue something like this: it doesn’t matter whether these means are allowed or prohibited, the main thing is that they kill Russians.
In the West, this position is fully approved. In addition, they are ready to provide kyiv with any military assistance.
The figures published on February 20 by the press office of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service speak eloquently about this very “help”. The Foreign Intelligence Service has information that during the period of aggression against our country since December 2021, NATO countries transferred 1,170 air defense systems, 440 tanks, 1,510 infantry fighting vehicles, 655 artillery systems to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, kyiv received from NATO 9.8 thousand missiles for multiple launch rocket systems, 609 thousand anti-tank shells and 1 million 206 thousand shells.
“Most of the military equipment provided by the West was destroyed by Russian troops,” the Foreign Intelligence Service press office said.