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Russia Ukraine war latest: US accuses Putin of using chemical weapons as ballistic missile strike hits Odesa

Drone footage shows devastation in Ukrainian town after Russian artillery shelling

The United States has accused Russia of violating the global ban on chemical weapons by deploying chloropicrin, a suppressant, against Ukrainian troops.

Chloropicrin causes severe eye, skin and lung irritation and was used in large quantities during World War I, according to the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

In a statement released Wednesday, the State Department said: “The use of such chemicals is not an isolated incident and is likely motivated by the desire of Russian forces to dislodge Ukrainian forces from fortified positions and achieve tactical gains on the battlefield. »

It comes as a Russian ballistic missile struck a postal depot in the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Wednesday evening, injuring 14 people and sparking a major fire, regional governor Oleh Kiper said.

This is the third missile attack on the city in as many days.

Photos and video posted online showed flames and clouds of smoke engulfing buildings and firefighters aiming their hoses at areas still burning. Most of the cargo area appeared to have been reduced to a shell.

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Russian Gazprom will send 42.4 million m3 of gas to Europe via Ukraine on Thursday

Russian energy producer Gazprom said on Thursday it would send 42.4 million cubic meters (m3) of natural gas to Europe via Ukraine, matching the volume sent on Wednesday.

Maryam Zakir-HussainMay 2, 2024 08:46

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Drone footage shows devastation in Ukrainian city after relentless Russian bombing

Months of relentless Russian artillery shelling have devastated a strategic town in eastern Ukraine. New drone footage shows the remains of the Chasiv Yar community – set among green fields and forests – left in rubble. The massive destruction is reminiscent of the towns of Bakhmut and Avdiivka, which Ukraine surrendered after months of Russian bombing and huge losses for both sides. This strategically important city has been the target of incessant attacks by Vladimir Putin’s forces for months. Capturing it would give Russia control of a hill from which it could attack other towns that form the backbone of Ukraine’s eastern defenses.

Maryam Zakir-HussainMay 2, 2024 08:26

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Ukrainian drones target energy infrastructure in Russia’s Smolensk region, governor says

Ukrainian drones attempted to attack energy infrastructure in Russia’s Smolensk region, Governor Vasily Anokhin said on messaging app Telegram on Thursday.

He did not specify which particular facilities had been targeted, but said emergency responders had been deployed. Numerous drone attacks in recent months have targeted refineries and oil depots.

Maryam Zakir-HussainMay 2, 2024 08:08

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US imposes tough sanctions on China for supporting Russia’s war in Ukraine

The United States has sanctioned nearly 300 companies and individuals from China, Russia and several other countries for allegedly supporting the Russian defense industry and helping it evade U.S. sanctions related to the war in Ukraine.

The US Treasury Department announced Wednesday that it had imposed sanctions on nearly 200 entities and the State Department on more than 80 to “degrade Russia’s ability to maintain its war machine” in Ukraine.

The sanctioned entities, located in Azerbaijan, Belgium, China, Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Slovakia, allegedly allowed Russia “to acquire abroad technologies and equipment that it desperately needs.” need “.

Maryam Zakir-HussainMay 2, 2024 07:59

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Russian ballistic missile strike hits Odessa

A Russian ballistic missile struck a postal depot in the Ukrainian port of Odessa on Wednesday evening, injuring 14 people and sparking a large fire, regional governor Oleh Kiper said.

This is the third missile attack on the city in as many days.

Photos and video posted online showed flames and clouds of smoke engulfing buildings and firefighters aiming their hoses at areas still burning. Most of the cargo area appeared to have been reduced to a shell.

Maryam Zakir-HussainMay 2, 2024 07:57

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US accuses Russia of using chemical weapons against Ukrainian troops

The United States has accused Russia of violating the global ban on chemical weapons by deploying chloropicrin, a suppressant, against Ukrainian troops.

Chloropicrin causes severe eye, skin and lung irritation and was used in large quantities during World War I, according to the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

In a statement released Wednesday, the State Department said: “The use of such chemicals is not an isolated incident and is likely motivated by the desire of Russian forces to dislodge Ukrainian forces from fortified positions and achieve tactical gains on the battlefield. »

Maryam Zakir-HussainMay 2, 2024 07:56

News Source : www.independent.co.uk
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