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How many chemical attacks has Russia launched during full-scale war in Ukraine?

4 March, 2024 Monday
20:09

Since the beginning of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Russia has used chemical attacks 1,068 times, 250 of them in February 2024

This was reported by the Ukrainian General Staff.

"1,068 facts of the use of tear gas munitions equipped with toxic chemicals prohibited for warfare (hostilities) by Article 1, paragraph 5, of the Chemical Weapons Convention have been recorded," the statement said. 

In particular, in February 2024, the Russian forces used high-explosive gas shots 244 times, one case of gas use and 5 cases of use of other munitions with a chemical substance were recorded.

The units of the Radiation, Chemical and Biological Defence Troops are taking samples of soil, vegetation and munitions fragments and sending them for analysis. 

"Within the framework of the criminal proceedings, documented cases of the use of hazardous chemicals are submitted to the investigative authorities for investigation," the General Staff said. 

  • On March 2, Russia dropped ammunition with a chemical substance 9 times in the operational area of the Tavria forces.
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