Source: Russian MOD (April 23, 2022)
☢️☣️ Briefing on a provocation against the Russian Federation prepared by the USA and NATO with the accusation of using nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Statements against Russia
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation possesses the information related to the preparation of provocations by the United States of America in order to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons. This plan has already been developed and represents a response to the success of Russia in conducting the special military operation.
Only in March and April senior officials of the Western countries have been making regular provocative ‘warning’ statements. The mass media propagate the points about the possibility of using weapons of mass destructions by Russia.
For example, the National Security Advisor J. Sullivan has commented on Biden’s words that the USA “in kind” to the possible use of weapons of mass destructions by our country. And on February 27 the American permanent representative to the UN Greenfield announced an intention of Russia to use any instruments ‘under a false flag’, including chemical and biological weapons for intimidating the Ukrainian population and the international community.
Against this background, the US State Department considered positively the transfer of up to 400 sets of personal protection equipment, 390 NBC reconnaissance devices and 15 ‘Stryker’ reconnaissance vehicles.
Examples of falsification
We inform you that this kind of projects has already been implemented many times by the USA for achieving its goals. The most vivid example of an information provocation is the speech of the US Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003. The vial with laundry detergent in his hands provided a pretext to invade Iraq and caused death of half a million civilians.
In 2017, the widely spread photographs of the ‘White Helmets’ that showed people taking samples in a site of the alleged sarin attack and using simple gauze bandages, while the people standing around lacked any personal protection equipment, caused a missile attack on Shayrat airfield in Syria.
And in 2018, a staging of the Syrian children who had been allegedly poisoned by chlorine caused the destruction of a scientific research centre in Barzeh and Jamra. Only the testimony of the witnesses of those developments who had been brought by the Russian Federation to the Hague have opened the eyes of the international community to these events.
Until now, no one has been held accountable for these provocations.
This time there are three scenarios to be applied in order to accuse the Russian Federation.
The first one is a ‘staged incident under a false flag’ that is the most probable.
This could include a real use of chemical and biological weapons that would cause deaths among the population or staging ‘sabotages’ from Russia at the facilities of Ukraine involved in the development of components for weapons of mass destruction.
The abovementioned scenario can be implemented in the chemical and biological facilities located in Kharkov and Kiev. There also may occur a provocation in the nuclear energy facilities: above all others, it could refer to Zaporozhie Nuclear Power Station controlled by the Russian Federation. On April, 21, a convoy of 10 motor vehicles that was transporting dangerous goods to the nuclear station was stopped and turned about to Zaporozhie.
In addition, the leadership of Ukraine is seriously considering striking at the radioactive waste storage facility at the former Pridneprovsky Chemical Plant in the village of Kamenskoye in Dnipropetrovsk Region. The Ministry of Defense has documents confirming the critical condition of the storage facility and the inappropriate spending of funds allocated by the European Union for the maintenance of the facility.
The second one refers to a ‘Maximally covert use of weapons of mass destruction in small volumes’ for neutralising the will power and the capacity to resist within the fulfilment of a particular operational task.
This scenario was supposed to be implemented in ‘Azovstal’. But the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief to cancel the assault of the entity has frustrated the plans of the Pentagon.
The third and the least probable one is the ‘overt use of weapons of mass destruction at a combat area’ in case of failure to succeed in using conventional armaments in the combat zone.
This scenario was considered for Slavyansk and Kramatorsk that had been transformed into fortified towns.
The high probability of staging the application of chemical arms is confirmed by the facts of the supply of antidotes with toxic substances to Ukraine. Only in 2022, on request of the Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine, more than 220 thousand of vials with atropines. This fact is an evidence of a targeted preparation of a provocation that includes the use of toxic nerve-paralytic substances.
The US State Department has already determined the procedure of investigation and has assigned the officials who will be responsible for its implementation.
The chemical incidents will be investigated by the attributive staff of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that permits to fabricate the necessary proofs and to sentence the responsibility as it can be seen fit.
It will be essential to gather evidence at the scene (sampling, questioning of witnesses, photo- and videographic documenting).
The investigative mechanism applied to the cases of possible use of biological weapons will be put in operation with the authorisation of the UN Secretary-General that determines the expert panel basing on his own preferences.
It is planned to involve the Red Cross International Committee representatives equipped with means of personal protection and indication to operate in the combat zones to which the NATO representatives will have no access.
Staged use of WMD is aimed at accusing Russia of using prohibited weapons with the subsequent implementation of the so-called «Syrian scenario», in which the state is subjected to economic and political isolation, as well as exclusion from international organizations, including the UN Security Council.
A possible way forward is to put pressure on the countries loyal to and friendly to the Russian Federation, including India and China, to compel them to impose sanctions on our country.
We would like to recall that the Russian Federation completely destroyed its chemical arsenal on September 27, 2017, which is confirmed by an OPCW certificate. In turn, the United States, with its strong financial, economic and technical potential, is the only country party to the Chemical Weapons Convention that still possesses an impressive arsenal of chemical warfare agents (672.5 tons).
CIA Director Burns’ statement about Russia’s possible use of tactical nuclear weapons is absurd. With the current level of technical equipment of the international nuclear test monitoring system, it is impossible to conceal the use of such weapons. If the CIA director does not understand this, then he is either unprofessional, or he is being misled.
The biological weapons programs in the USSR were completely phased out in 1972. At the same time, the number of U.S. biological laboratories is incomparable to other countries. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Washington controls 336 laboratories in 30 countries, which is of great concern.
Features of U.S. legislation
Note, that contrary to its international obligations, the U.S. has retained domestic legislation that permits biological weapons work.
The United States ratified the 1925 Geneva Protocol with a number of reservations, one of which allows for the retaliatory use of chemical and toxin weapons.
Under the U.S. «Uniting and Strengthening America to Obstruct Terrorism Act» research into biological weapons is permitted with the approval of the U.S. government. Participants in such research are not criminally liable for developing such weapons.
Given the blocking by the United States of any international initiatives to verify the Biological (Toxin) Weapons Convention, there are prerequisites for violating international agreements on the non-proliferation of biological weapons.
Unmanned aerial vehicles
We noted earlier that Ukraine had sent a request to the manufacturing company about the possibility of equipping the Bayraktar drones with aerosol attachments.
It is a matter of concern that on 9 March Russian reconnaissance units in Kherson Region discovered three unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with 30-litre containers and equipment for spraying formulations.
According to available data, in January 2022, Ukraine purchased more than 50 such devices through intermediary organizations, which can be used to apply biological formulations and toxic chemicals.
On April 21, 2022, a container with ampoules was dropped onto the position of Russian troops from a drone. It was planned that their destruction would cause a chemical reaction that would cause an explosion and fire, releasing toxic substances not included in the convention lists.
With regard to the contents of the ampoules, a chemical analysis is carried out in laboratory 27 of the Scientific Center of the Russian Ministry of Defense, accredited by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the results of the analysis will be sent to its technical secretariat in the prescribed manner.
Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)
In addition, I would like to recall that today the United States is the only state in world history that has used all three types of weapons of mass destruction.
The dropped nuclear bombs during the Second World War on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the use of toxic chemicals in Vietnam and Iraq – all these crimes were not properly assessed by relevant international organizations.
Thus, in an attempt to discredit the special military operation of the Russian troops, the Kyiv regime, at the suggestion of the American administration, is able to implement scenarios in the near future that will lead to the death of tens of thousands of Ukrainian citizens and cause an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe.