NATO Secretary General Jens Stortenberg warned on March 13 that Russia could use chemical or biological weapons in the fight against Ukraine. The head of the alliance said this was a war crime.
“Recently, I’ve heard ridiculous claims about chemical and biological weapons laboratories,” Stoltemberg said in an interview with a German newspaper. Welt am SonntagHe added that he believes the Kremlin is trying to create a false excuse to justify the unjustified reason.
Stoltenberg’s warning was issued on March 7 by Russian authorities to develop chemical or biological weapons at laboratories across Ukraine, a project supported by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, an agency within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). It happened when the military claimed to be involved. ).
“Now that these false allegations have been made, we must remain vigilant as Russia itself may plan chemical weapons operations under this false fabrication. It is a war crime. It will be, “said NATO leaders.
On March 6, the Russian Ministry of Defense statement The ministry says it is funded by the Pentagon for a telegram accusing Ukraine of destroying a pathogen being studied at a Ukrainian laboratory.
White House spokesman Jen Psaki dismissed these allegations as “stupid” and was just “a kind of recurring view of exposed Russians in Ukraine and other countries over the years. It’s a disinformation operation. “
“This is all a clear plot by Russia to justify further planned, provocative and unjustified attacks on Ukraine,” Pusaki said on March 9. We all need to be wary of Russia’s potential use of chemical and biological weapons in Ukraine, or the use of them to create false flag operations. “
The Chinese administration also appeared to repeat Russia’s claims about the Institute of Biology on March 7. A spokesperson for the US State Department told the Epoch Times that the claim was “a Russian propaganda and completely meaningless.”
Meanwhile, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda said on March 13 that if Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine, the move would be groundbreaking and NATO would have to seriously consider how to respond. I told the BBC.
“Everyone wants this not to happen, but as in Poland, with a few English expressions, [President Vladimir Putin] With weapons of mass destruction, this would be a game changer as a whole, “said Duda, who said NATO leaders” have to sit at the table … seriously think about what to do. ” Added. Escalate to these heights.
Mimi Nguyen Ly and Reuters contributed to this report.
from NTD News