Boris Johnson Raises Fear that Putin Might Resort to Use of Chemical Weapons

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he fears that Vladimir Putin may resort to using chemical weapons in Ukraine.

Johnson said during an interview with  Sky News’ Beth Rigby that the possibility of Putin using chemical weapons in Ukraine is straight out of “Russia’s playbook.”

“They start saying that there are chemical weapons that have been stored by their opponents or by the Americans. And so when they themselves deploy chemical weapons, as I fear they may, they have a sort of maskirovka, a fake story, ready to go. And you’ve seen it in Syria. You saw it even in the UK,” said Johnson. 

The Russian Ministry of Defense, earlier claimed that Ukrainians and Americans have done work on pathogens that spread plague, anthrax, diphtheria, and brucellosis after allegedly recovering documents from Biolabs. 

“In the biological laboratories created and funded in Ukraine, as the documents show, experiments were carried out with samples of bat coronavirus. The purpose of these and other Pentagon-funded biological studies in Ukraine was to create a mechanism for the covert spread of deadly pathogens,” claimed Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov.

The White House defended that Russia’s claims were unsubstantiated and were the same as Beijing’s conspiracy theories. 

“This is all an obvious ploy by Russia to try to justify its further premeditated, unprovoked, and unjustified attack on Ukraine,” said Psaki. 

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