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Kirillov Again Warns That Ukraine May Use Biological Weapons after Its Failed Counteroffensive

Lt. Gen. Igor Kirillov, head of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defense Forces of the Russian Federation Army, again on Dec. 11 warned of the threat that Ukraine would use biological agents after its failed offensive. Kirillov has been continually raising the use of biological labs in Ukraine, which have been taken over by the U.S. Defense Department, in testing toxic agents.

He also did not rule out that the Ukrainian Armed Forces, for the same reasons, may deliberately poison sources of drinking water, food supplies and animal feed in territories controlled by Russia, since the UAF failed in the counteroffensive. According to Kirillov, in November, specialists from the Russian Ministry of Defense and Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance (Rosselkhoznadzor) discovered the deliberate nature of the outbreak of African swine fever in the village of Chernigovka, Zaporozhye region.

According to Kirillov, the Ukraine President’s office coordinates the actions of national intelligence services to organize an anti-Russian provocation using toxic substances. Thus, the Ukrainian Security Service, SBU, attracted the Ukrainian company Realab, through which it purchased triethanolamine and a nitrogen-containing sodium compound from Germany in October-November. At the same time, Kirillov noted that triethanolamine is included in the chemicals annex of the Chemical Weapons Convention and is subject to annual declaration. “This compound is a precursor for the synthesis of a toxic substance with blister action—nitrogen mustard. Nitrogen-containing sodium compounds are highly toxic, their damaging effect is similar to cyanide. According to our assessment, these chemicals can be used by the SBU for the production of a chemical warfare agent for the purpose of carrying out a limited-scale provocative action on controlled territory in the zone of action of the most actively advancing group of the Russian Armed Forces,” he said.

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