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Russia uses chemical weapons against Ukrainian army 6 times in Tavria direction in one day

9 February, 2024 Friday
14:37

Over the past day, the Russian occupying army used chemical munitions 6 times against the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Tavria direction

Commander of the Tavria Operational and Strategic Group of troops, Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, reported the information.

"Over the course of February 8, Russians launched 6 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attacks with chloropicrin, a tear and suffocation action chemical agent (presumably K-51 grenades)," he said.

About a dozen attempts to attack the Ukrainian Armed Forces with poisonous substances were recorded during the week, the general said.

The use of chemical weapons against the Ukrainian Armed Forces is a violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, to which Russia is a party.

The occupying forces also significantly increased the deployment of "kamikaze" drones - 114 strikes over the past day. This is the highest figure since the beginning of February, Tarnavskyi emphasized.

Nevertheless, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are bravely holding the line.

"The total enemy losses over the past day amounted to 417 Russian occupiers and 35 units of weapons and military equipment (excluding UAVs). In particular, these are 12 armored combat vehicles, 11 artillery systems, 8 vehicles and 3 units of special equipment. Ukrainian defense forces also destroyed 2 Russian ammunition depots. We neutralized or destroyed 224 UAVs of various types," Tarnavskyi wrote.

  • As of February 1, Ukraine has documented 626 cases of the use of ammunition containing toxic chemicals by the Russian military.
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