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"In the past we've had indications that that could be one thing that the #Russia|ns look at...the idea that they could they could disguise a more serious attack by using the vehicle & the techniques of of riot control agents" per sr US defense official

re #chemicalweapons
"Again we are not in a position now to say that's what happened. We cannot confirm that any agent at all was used in Mariupol at this pt" per the sr US defense official "But we have had indications in the past that that would be,could be one tactic that the Russians might employ"
Alleged #chemicalweapons use by #Russia-"These are these are difficult things to prove, even when you are more proximate and we are not" per senior US defense official

"We want to be very careful here before making a proclamation "
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JUST IN: Day 48 of #Russia invasion of #Ukraine - 1,540 missile launches by Russian forces vs Ukraine so far, per a senior US defense official

#Russian airstrikes focused on #Mariupol, #Donbas

Russian resupply convoy 60 km north of #Izyum - moving slowly
US cannot yet verify claims by #Ukraine of #Russia using chemical weapons / white phosphorus in #Mariupol

"We cannot confirm the use of chemical agents at this time" per a senior US defense official "We're still evaluating"
"We have seen indication that they [#Russia] are attempting to try to effect the Ukrainians ability to try to sustain themselves in this fight" per a senior US defense official
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(1/12) #OTD in 2017, an air strike hit the town of #KhanShaykhun in #Syria, releasing large amounts of the nerve agent #sarin. It killed dozens of people, including children, and injured hundreds. Today, we remember the victims of this #warcrime.
(2/12) The OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism concluded with confidence that the sarin identified in samples taken from Khan Shaykhun had most likely been made with a precursor from the original Syrian stockpile. 👉…
(3/12) On April 8 2020, the #OPCW Investigation & Identification Team released its report into 3 #chemicalweapons attacks in #Ltamenah on March 24, 25 & 30, 2017. It concluded with confidence that individuals from the Syrian Air Force perpetrated them. 👉…
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