Ukrainian MP Ivana Klipsch claimed, on Monday evening, that Russia likely used chemical weapons for the first time in Ukraine, and He referred to the Azov Battalion.
However, this has not been confirmed by independent sources, and Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister, Hanna Maliar, said on Tuesday that the damage caused by the attack may have a different interpretation.
According to Mallar, phosphorous munitions – which cause horrific burns, but are not classified as chemical weapons – were likely used.
– He has trouble breathing
Arne Broch Brantsæter, chief medical officer and acting chief of the CBRNE Center at Oslo University Hospital, believes that most chemical weapons are designed to kill.
Ivana Klimposge, Chairperson of the National Assembly’s EU Integration Committee, Twittert on Monday evening about the Russian attack.
1/2 #RU 1.5 hours ago I used an unknown substance in # Mariupol. Victims suffer from respiratory failure,
Vestibular-atactic syndrome. Most likely chem.weapons! This is a red line beyond which must destroy the economy of authoritarianism. We demand a complete ban on all fuels #RU 2UA heavy weapons now!
– Ivana Klipsch (@IKlympush) April 11, 2022
I wrote that the attack happened around 10 p.m. local time. According to Klimpsge, residents of Mariupol were having trouble breathing. She also writes that “Most likely chemical weapons».
The prosecution only confirmed the attack It has been achieved by several countries.
Different types of chemical weapons
If Russia uses chemical weapons, we are now entering a new phase of the war.
Chemical weapons A common term for weapons containing toxic chemicals, which cause death or injury to persons.
Arne Broch Brantsæter, chief medical officer and acting director at the CBRNE Center at Oslo University Hospital, works with toxins, infection and injury from chemicals.
He explains that chemical weapons are chemicals that damage the body in various ways.
– There are different classes of chemical weapons. This includes, among other things, skin and nerve warfare agents, Brantswater explains.
Neurological contraceptives can cause breathing problems, hypotension, and convulsions. Skin repellents can cause painful blisters on the skin and damage the lungs and airways.
Russian nerve agents
The President notes that it has not been proven that Russia possesses the chemicals needed to produce such weapons.
It is uncertain whether Russia possesses chemical weapons suitable for war, but there is no doubt that Russia has used nerve gas against the opposition on several occasions.
According to the Norwegian Medicines Agency, symptoms of nerve gas poisoning can be confusion, insomnia, headache, and convulsions.
Brantsæter also points out that the use of chemical weapons can often have more serious consequences.
– The risk of chemical weapons use depends on the dose you are exposed to, but most are manufactured with life in mind.And He says adding:
– It’s not a good way to die.
Introducing “Chemical Strength”
It’s hard to know what kind of chemical weapons the Russians might have, says Lars Haga, an assistant professor at Luftkrigsskolen.
– There was talk that the Russians would deploy a section of their army called “Chemical Forces”. They worked with chemical weapons, as well as protection from these weapons, says Haga, who is looking at, among other things, the Russian air force and army.
However, this does not mean that it is taken for granted that the Russians will use chemical weapons, as Hagga emphasizes.
The force also controls something called thermal rocket launchers. Missiles are particularly suitable for destroying trenches, bunkers and tunnels. Haga says the US has used air strikes in the same manner against the Taliban, for example.
And this is exactly the trenches and tunnel systems that the Russians will face, now that they focus more on the eastern parts of Ukraine.
Huitfeldt قلق concern
Foreign Minister Anniken Heitfeldt (Labour) said on Tuesday that allegations that Russian forces had used chemical weapons in Ukraine were worrying.
Reports that Russian forces have used chemical weapons in Ukraine are extremely worrying. These messages must be scrutinized and verified before any final conclusions can be drawn, Huitfeldt tells TV 2.
Any use of chemical or biological weapons is prohibited, and this is something Norway strongly condemns. We have also been very clear about this in the Security Council.
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