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18 April 2017, 14:55

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LPR People’s Militia urges intl community to respond to Ukraine’s storing chemical weapons

LPR People’s Militia urges the international community to respond to the possible use of chemical warfare agents by Kiev forces, LPR People’s Militia spokesman Andrey Marochko told a news briefing at Lugansk Media Centre on Tuesday.

Earlier, Marochko said Ukrainian forces stored chemical warfare agents in Stanitsa Luganskaya district. Ukrainian representatives at the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) said that the information was “incorrect as the Ukrainian leadership on 13 January 1993 signed  the Chemical Weapons Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on their Destruction.”

“I wish to draw your attention to Ukrainian side’s mendacious statements that it has no storage sites or arsenals of chemical weapons and components,” Marochko said.

“We are well aware that contrary to the Convention, there are chemical weapons in Ukrainian territory,” he said.

“I’m calling upon the international community to address the problem at hand as Ukraine might use this kind of weapon or its unsanctioned use might occur due to low morale and psychological condition of Ukrainian servicemen,” the spokesman said.

LuganskMediaCentre — 18 April — Lugansk