Russia’s Fears US False Flags Could Trigger Wider War

April 27th, 2022 - by Brendan Cole / Newsweek & The Saker

Russia Warns of ‘Nuclear’ or
‘Chemical’ False Flags in Ukraine

Brendan Cole / Newsweek & The Saker

(April 23, 2022) — Russian military official has said the US is preparing “provocations” so it can accuse Moscow of using weapons of mass destruction.

News agency Tass reported that Igor Kirillov said the alleged American plan was in response to the “successes” Russian troops had in the invasion of Ukraine.

“The Russian Ministry of Defense has information about the preparation by the United States of America of provocations to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons,” he said.

He told a press conference that “in 2022 alone, at the request of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, more than 220,000 ampoules with atropine [small vials of medicine] were delivered from the United States.”

Atropine is used to treat certain types of nerve agent and pesticide poisonings. It is unclear where the deliveries had gone.

He said the US has developed at least three scenarios to accuse Russia, with provocations most likely in Kharkiv, Kyiv, and Zaporizhzhia, where there is a nuclear plant, state news outlet Sputnik reported.

The US State Department had already determined how an investigation into WMD use would play out, he added.

Kirillov, who is head of Russian army’s radiation, chemical and biological defense forces, said that since the start of the Ukraine war, western leaders “regularly make provocative statements about the possibility of Russia using weapons of mass destruction.”

He then referred to comments the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, had made on February 27 that Russia was planning to use chemical and biological weapons in a “false flag” attack in Ukraine.

She had been responding to Russian claims that the US-funded bioweapons research in Ukraine involving the dangerous infections using migratory birds.

The claims made by her Russian counterpart at the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, have been dismissed internationally and by experts.

But Kirillov said the US was drawing from a playbook it used in the Iraq War in 2003 when then Secretary of State Colin Powell produced “a test tube with washing powder.” He said this was used as “a pretext for the invasion of Iraq and the death of almost half a million citizens.”

Kirillov also made claims about sarin attacks used in the Syrian conflict in 2017 which Damascus and Moscow heavily disputed, but led to US missile attacks on Sharyat airfield.

“No one has been held accountable for these provocations,” said Kirrillov.

Ukraine has previously said Russia makes accusations of false flag operations which are a projection of what Moscow wants to do. In March, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “If you want to know what Russia’s plans are, look at what Russia accuses others of.”

Kirillov’s comments come after Russia was accused of using chemical weapons in the southeastern city of Mariupol on April 11. The Azov Regiment, a unit of the National Guard of Ukraine, claimed the chemicals were dropped via an unmanned aerial vehicle. Newsweek could not independently verify the claims.

Newsweek has contacted the US State Department and the Ukrainian foreign ministry for comment.

Urgent Briefing from the Russian
Ministry of Defense re US Provocations

The Saker

ICELAND (April 23, 2022) — The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation held an urgent briefing, detailing a provocation against the Russian Federation prepared by the USA and NATO with the accusation of using nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation possesses the information related to the preparation of provocations by the United States of America in order to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons.

There are three scenarios to be applied in order to accuse the Russian Federation.

  • The first one is a ‘staged incident under a false flag’ that is the most probable.
  • 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.
  • The third and the least probable one is the ‘overt use of weapons of mass destruction at a combat area’.

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation possesses the information related to the preparation of provocations by the United States of America in order to accuse the Russian Armed Forces of using chemical, biological or tactical nuclear weapons.

This plan has already been developed and represents a response to the success of Russia in conducting the special military operation.

Only in March and April senior officials of the Western countries have been making regular provocative ‘warning’ statements. The mass media propagate the points about the possibility of using weapons of mass destructions by Russia.

For example, the National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan has commented on Biden’s words that the USA “in kind” to the possible use of weapons of mass destructions by our country. And on February 27 the American permanent representative to the UN Greenfield announced an intention of Russia to use any instruments ‘under a false flag’, including chemical and biological weapons for intimidating the Ukrainian population and the international community.

Against this background, the 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.

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.

We would like to recall that the Russian Federation completely destroyed its chemical arsenal on September 27, 2017, which is confirmed by an OPCW certificate. In turn, the United States, with its strong financial, economic and technical potential, is the only country party to the Chemical Weapons Convention that still possesses an impressive arsenal of chemical warfare agents (672.5 tons).

CIA Director Burns’ statement about Russia’s possible use of tactical nuclear weapons is absurd. With the current level of technical equipment of the international nuclear test monitoring system, it is impossible to conceal the use of such weapons. If the CIA director does not understand this, then he is either unprofessional, or he is being misled.

The biological weapons programs in the USSR were completely phased out in 1972. At the same time, the number of US biological laboratories is incomparable to other countries. According to the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Washington controls 336 laboratories in 30 countries, which is of great concern.

To date, the United States is the only state in world history that has used all three types of weapons of mass destruction.

The dropped nuclear bombs during the Second World War on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the use of toxic chemicals in Vietnam and Iraq – all these crimes were not properly assessed by relevant international organizations.

Thus, in an attempt to discredit the special military operation of the Russian troops, the Kiev regime, 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.

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