MOSCOW, February 6. /TASS/. There is evidence showing that Ukrainian troops have been using chemical weapons near both Artyomovsk and Ugledar for at least three weeks now, acting leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Denis Pushilin reported on Monday.
"According to our units, and commanders who reported this, there is evidence that chemicals causing sickness in our servicemen are being used not only near Artyomovsk, but also near Ugledar," Pushilin told Rossiya 24 television, adding that he had been receiving such reports for at least three weeks.
Yan Gagin, an advisor to the DPR leader, told TASS earlier that Ukrainian forces had used chemical weapons along the Soledar and Artyomovsk frontlines on Sunday. Gagin pointed out that Ukraine had used chemical weapons before. According to him, Ukrainian units make no secret of possessing prohibited weapons, as they sporadically post videos showing imported gas grenades and drones designed for dropping them.