Alexander Shulgin, Russia's permanent representative to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), commented Wednesday on the possibility of the Ukrainian forces preparing provocations with chemical weapons at the Nikolaevka thermal power plant.
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Talking to Rossiya 24 channel, the Russian official said that they had informed the OPCW of the provocation plans at Nikolaevka through a note sent to the technical secretariat of the organization.
Shulgin also warned of the Ukrainian army's plans to carry out provocations in places such as Mykolaiv and Kharkiv. The Russian representative said that all the information had been provided to the organization, being spread to all member states.
According to the statements made by the head of the Russian National Defense Management Center, Mikhail Mizintsev, on Wednesday, Ukrainian forces are planning an offensive with chloride in the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Donetsk in order to make the Russian army liable for the attacks with dangerous chemical substances.
The "civilized West," the United Nations, and the Red Cross International Committee have been warned already about these events, said the head of the Russian National Defense Management Center.
He highlighted that Kiev's forces frequently carry out similar actions, spreading fake information on Russia's activities in the country.