Russia's Defense Ministry in their boldest campaign of lies accuse the US of "preparing a chemical or nuclear attack" in Ukraine
Russia's dangerous lies that continue laying the groundwork for false-flag operations
I am reposting this dangerous propaganda because there are a lot of specifics and may potentially be where Russia conducts their attacks. They are warning about a nuclear incident at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant which is under the full control of Russians since the start of Russia’s brutal assault on Ukraine. Important to remember that Russia’s “information” is not fact-based and is a lie to accuse Ukraine or the West of the atrocities they are committing or to lay the groundwork for future attacks. It's really appalling and Russia must be stopped.
The following is a repost from RIA Novosti:
MOSCOW, April 23 - RIA Novosti. The Ministry of Defense has information that the United States is preparing provocations in Ukraine to accuse Russia of using weapons of mass destruction - chemical, biological or nuclear, said Igor Kirillov, head of the Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Defense Forces.
"This plan has already been developed and is a reaction to Russia 's success in conducting a special military operation," he said.
According to Kirillov, three scenarios are already ready to accuse Russia "The first is a staged incident under a false flag - the most likely," the general said.
In this case, he explained, we can talk about the real use of chemical and biological weapons with casualties among the population, or about a staged "sabotage" by Russia - for example, at chemical and biological facilities in Kharkov and Kiev.
A provocation is also possible at nuclear power facilities, primarily at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, Kirillov added, noting that on April 21 a convoy of ten vehicles with dangerous cargo was stopped there and sent back to Zaporozhye.
Attacks on the storage of radioactive waste at the former Pridnestrovian chemical plant in Kamenskoye (Dnepropetrovsk region) are also not ruled out. According to Kirillov, the Ministry of Defense has a document confirming the critical state of the storage facilities and the misappropriation of funds allocated by the European Union for the maintenance of this facility.
The second option is "the most covert use of weapons of mass destruction in small volumes to suppress the will and ability to resist in the framework of solving a specific operational task," the general continued. He emphasized that this scenario was supposed to be applied at the Mariupol plant "Azovstal", but the order of Vladimir Putin, who canceled the assault on the enterprise, disrupted plans for its implementation.
Kirillov called the third option the least likely: "The open use of weapons of mass destruction on the battlefield in case conventional weapons fail to succeed," most likely in a combat zone. This scenario is considered for Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, turned into fortress cities, the general explained.
The likelihood that the United States will organize a staging of the use of chemical weapons is confirmed by the facts of the supply of poisonous antidotes to Ukraine - more than 220,000 ampoules of atropine were delivered there this year alone, Kirillov said. According to him, this testifies to the purposeful preparation of provocations with toxic substances of precisely the nerve-paralytic effect.
In addition, the general said, the State Department has already determined the procedure for investigating cases of the use of weapons of mass destruction. Thus, for chemical incidents, it is planned to use the attributive mechanism of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons , which will make it possible to fabricate the necessary evidence and appoint the perpetrators at one's discretion, as was the case in Syria . The possible use of biological weapons will be investigated with the approval of the UN Secretary General , who determines the composition of the expert group based on his own preferences.
"The staging of the use of weapons of mass destruction is aimed at accusing Russia of using prohibited types of weapons, followed by the implementation of the so-called Syrian scenario, in which the state is subjected to economic and political isolation, and is also excluded from international organizations, including the UN Security Council," Kirillov said, noting that a possible option would be to put pressure on countries loyal to Russia, including India and China.
The head of the RKhBZ troops recalled that Russia completely destroyed its chemical arsenal back in 2017, which was confirmed by the OPCW. At the same time, the United States remains the only country party to the Chemical Weapons Convention, which still has an impressive stock of chemical warfare agents.
The general called the CIA director's statement about Russia's possible use of tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine absurd. He noted that with the current level of technical equipment of the international system for monitoring nuclear tests, it would be impossible to hide the use of this type of weapon.
"If the director of the CIA does not understand this, then he is either a non-professional or he is being misled," Kirillov added.
In addition, the programs for the creation of biological weapons in the USSR were curtailed in 1972, while the United States retained in the national legislation the norms allowing for the possibility of such work. Washington controls 336 laboratories in 30 countries, and this is a matter of serious concern, the head of the RKhBZ troops emphasized.
Ampoules from a drone
Kirillov also drew attention to the fact that in early March, the Russian military discovered three drones with aerosol spraying equipment in the Kherson region. The Ministry of Defense has information that back in January, Ukraine purchased more than 50 such devices through intermediaries and that it sent a request to the Turkish company Bayraktar about the possibility of equipping its devices with such equipment.
And on April 21, a container with ampoules was dropped from a UAV at the positions of Russian troops, the general said. According to him, it was planned that when they were destroyed, an explosion would occur with the release of toxic substances that were not included in the conventional lists. Now the contents of the ampoules are being analyzed in the laboratory of the Ministry of Defense, and then the results will be sent to the technical secretariat of the OPCW.
At the same time, the United States remains the only country in world history that used all three types of weapons of mass destruction, but all these crimes were not properly assessed by international organizations, Kirillov noted.
“Thus, in an attempt to discredit the special military operation of the Russian troops, the Kyiv regime, at the suggestion of the American administration, is able to implement scenarios in the near future that will lead to the death of tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens and cause an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe,” the general concluded.
On February 24, Russia launched a military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine. According to President Vladimir Putin, its goal is "to protect people who have been subjected to abuse, genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years."
As stated by the Ministry of Defense, the Armed Forces strike only at the military infrastructure and Ukrainian troops and have already significantly reduced the combat potential of Ukraine. The main task in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.
It’s more than disturbing that Republicans so successfully use the very same playbook. It’s infuriating