Andrei Biletsky, the founding father of Ukraine’s Azov battalion, has claimed that three individuals had been struggling results from an unknown poisonous substance following an assault in Mariupol.
“Three people have clear signs of poisoning by warfare chemicals, but without catastrophic consequences,” he stated in a video tackle on Telegram.
The claims haven’t been verified and are below investigation by the Foreign Office.
Senior Donetsk separatist official Eduard Basurin had spoken of the potential of utilizing chemical weapons in opposition to the southern port metropolis that has resisted Russian bombardment for weeks.
Mr Basurin stated the besieging forces may “turn to chemical troops who will find a way to smoke the moles out of their holes”, Russian information company RIA Novosti quoted him as saying on Monday.
Russia has denied committing any battle crimes throughout its offensive in Ukraine.