Ukraine and Russia Are Violating Ban on Chemical Weapons Use in War – Is It Accelerating?

Ukraine and Russia have violated the ban on chemical weapons use in war, but has Ukraine gone a step further? 

Both Ukraine and Russia signed and ratified the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention.

Article I (5) of the Convention states: “Each State Party undertakes not to use riot control agents as a method of warfare.”

Article II (7) defines “Riot Control Agent” as: “Any chemical not listed in a Schedule, which can produce rapidly in humans, sensory irritation or disabling physical effects which disappear within a short time following termination of exposure.”

Videos from Russian and Ukrainian sources released online show that chemical weapons as defined above are being used in the Ukraine war.

(Video, Ukrainian drone tear gas attack)

It appears that the Russians have also used riot control agents against Ukrainian positions, but in the following video no Ukrainian soldiers appear to have been affected.

(Video, Russian drone tear gas attack)

One of the reasons given for including riot control agents in the 1993 Chemical Weapons Conventions was that their use in war might lead to the deployment of more dangerous chemical agents.

Has that happened?

A recently published Gateway Pundit article, included a Ukrainian-made and Ukrainian-distributed video of a Russian soldier flailing in a waist-deep, watered-filled ditch unable to right himself after another accompanying Russian soldier apparently died from unknown causes.

Additional analysis has been done on that video, which confirms and expands upon the initial observations presented in the original Gateway Pundit article.

Relevant screenshots are presented in an attempt to ascertain what had occurred, even though the video is edited, often unclear and may not show sequential events.

Two types of high explosive munitions are shown in the video, a F1 fragmentation hand grenade and a 30mm VOG-17M.

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2 thoughts on “Ukraine and Russia Are Violating Ban on Chemical Weapons Use in War – Is It Accelerating?”

  1. Did the US violate the any ban on the use of Chemical Weapons in Vietnam? Like, Agent Orange.

    I had a friend in college who joined the USMC and fought in I Corps. A few years into civilian life he contacted cancer attributed to his close proximity to AO. I lived on a canal in IV Corps long after the Army 9th Infantry left. Not many of us down there then. Defoliation was in the past.

    The feds have never revealed what the consequences long term consequences have been to our Vietnamese friends and enemies, as well as to our military of exposure to AO. If we knew, we might see we live in a glass house.

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