The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has accused United States and NATO for launching a plan to falsely blaming Russian Armed Forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons.
A background briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defence issued by Russian Embassy in Canberra on April 23 said USA has history of creating fabricated situations and then under created pretext attacking and destroying the sovereign nations.
“Then US Secretary of State Colin Powell on February 5, 2003 carrying a container with laundry detergent in his hands provided a pretext to invade Iraq and caused death of half a million civilians”.
“US authorities in last two months first falsely flagged possibility of use of weapons of mass destructions by Russia and now 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 to Ukraine”, read the statement.
Russian Defence ministry claimed that there are three scenarios to be applied in order to accuse the Russian Federation.
“USA and NATO can use real chemical and biological weapons from chemical and biological facilities located in Kharkov and Kiev 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 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.
Russian ministry claimed that 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.
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.
“Russian Federation completely destroyed its chemical arsenal on September 27, 2017, which is confirmed by an OPCW certificate. But United States is the only country party to the Chemical Weapons Convention that still possesses an impressive arsenal of chemical warfare agents (672.5 tons)”, statement read.
The biological weapons programs in the USSR were completely phased out in 1972.
Russian Ministry of Defence rejected CIA Director Burns’ statement about Russia’s possible use of tactical nuclear weapons saying with the current level of technical equipment of the international nuclear test monitoring system, it is impossible to conceal the use of such weapons.
“today the United States is the only state in world history that has used all three types of weapons of mass destruction including nuclear bombing on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the use of toxic chemicals in Vietnam and Iraq”.
Russian Ministry of Defence warned that Ukrainian government 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.