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Russians shell Zaporizhzhia region with chemical munitions, military official

Russians shell Zaporizhzhia region with chemical munitions, military official Oleksandr Tarnavskyi (facebook com PresscentrTavria)
Author: Maria Kholina

Russian forces launched chemical weapon attacks on the area near the village of Novodanylivka in the Zaporizhzhia region on August 6, according to a statement by Olexandr Tarnavskyi, the commander of the operational-strategic group Tavriya.

The Russians reportedly violated all conventions by conducting two artillery shelling incidents using chemical munitions containing a chemical substance, likely chlorine picrin, fired from multiple rocket launchers.

This incident occurred in the vicinity of Novodanylivka, near the town of Orikhiv. Tarnavskyi informed that no casualties resulted from this shelling.

"The Russians are attempting everything to halt our advance, but they will not succeed," added the commander.

Use of chemical weapons during the war in Ukraine

It was previously reported that Russia has been actively employing chemical weaponry against the Ukrainian Defense Forces along the Bakhmut direction.

Oleksiy Dmytrashkivskyi, the Head of Public Affairs of the Territorial Defense Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, revealed that the chemical element used is believed to be lewisite.

Additionally, the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine disclosed that Russian occupiers may have deployed chemical weapons in temporarily occupied territories within the Zaporizhzhia region.