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Six weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, the onslaught could be entering a “new s

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Six weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, the onslaught could be entering a “new s

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Six weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, the onslaught could be entering a “new stage of terror” as the Pentagon revealed it is closely monitoring reports of a possible chemical weapons attack on the besieged port city of Mariupol.⁠

The Pentagon said it is closely monitoring reports of a possible chemical weapons attack on Mariupol. John Kirby, the Defense Department press secretary, said on Monday that officials were aware of “social media reports which claim Russian forces deployed a potential chemical munition,” however, they were yet to be confirmed. “These reports, if true, are deeply concerning and reflective of concerns that we have had about Russia’s potential to use a variety of riot control agents, including tear gas mixed with chemical agents, in Ukraine,” Kirby said.⁠

The British government also said it was investigating the reports after pro-Kremlin forces threatened they would “smoke out” soldiers in Mariupol. “Any use of such weapons would be a callous escalation in this conflict and we will hold [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and his regime to account,” U.K.’s foreign secretary Liz Truss wrote on Twitter. “We are working urgently with partners to verify details.”⁠

Ukraine joined its allies in checking the reports of the chemical weapons use by Russian forces. Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyar said on Tuesday that the country is still verifying the information. “There is a theory that these could be phosphorous munitions,” Malyar said in a televised address.⁠

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✍️: Yahoo News⁠
📷: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

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