A potential false-flag chemical attack would give a chance for Ukraine to blame Moscow, using fabricated evidence, as stated by the Head of the Russian Radiation, Chemical, and Biological Protection Force, Lieutenant General Igor Kirillov, on Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
Moscow has accused the Ukrainian authorities of planning to use weapons of mass destruction (WMD) to frame the Russian military. The incident would be used to trigger a “Syrian scenario” investigation to falsify evidence and assign blame, Kirillov warned.
“The Russian Ministry of Defense has information about the preparation of provocations with the goal of accusing the Russian Armed Forces of using weapons of mass destruction, followed by a ‘Syrian scenario’ investigation, which allows the necessary evidence to be fabricated and blame to be assigned,” Kirillov said, apparently in reference to the events surrounding the alleged 2018 chemical attack in Douma, Syria.
According to the official, Kiev was preparing to stage a chemical incident long before the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine that has started in late February.
“The high probability of such provocations is confirmed by the requests of the Kiev administration for the supply of personal protective equipment for the skin and respiratory organs, which provides protection against toxic chemicals and biological agents,” he added.
The facts of the supply of antidotes of organophosphorus poisons to Ukraine are concerning. In 2022 alone, at the request of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, more than 220,000 ampoules of atropine were delivered from the United States.
Kirillov also reminded that ten more drones equipped with containers and equipment for spraying formulations were found in Ukraine. According to him, during a special operation on the territory of Ukraine, facts of working with these formulations, which are potential agents of bioweapons, were revealed. Moreover, Kirillov pointed out that counterfeit money infected with drug-resistant tuberculosis were spread in the Lugansk People’s Republic.
Earlier, in late April, Kirillov outlined “three scenarios” for the potential use of WMDs by Kiev’s forces. He noted that a false-flag attack on civilians or “an act of sabotage on Ukrainian sites, which were involved in the development of the components of weapons of mass destruction” were the most probable.