US Pentagon Push Secretary John Kirby has commented on studies of a chemical assault in Mariupol.
He stated: “We are mindful of social media reviews which assert Russian forces deployed a possible chemical munition in Mariupol, Ukraine.
“We are not able to affirm at this time and will proceed to observe the circumstance closely.
“These experiences, if genuine, are deeply concerning and reflective of problems that we have experienced about Russia’s potential to use a assortment of riot handle agents, which include tear fuel combined with chemical brokers, in Ukraine.”
British International Secretary Liz Truss included on Twitter: “Experiences that Russian forces may well have utilised chemical brokers in an attack on the people today of Mariupol.
“We are working urgently with companions to confirm aspects. Any use of such weapons would be a callous escalation in this conflict and we will maintain Putin and his routine to account.”
Irish International Minister, Simon Coveney tweeted: “Very relating to studies from a range of sources of the feasible use of chemical weapons in Mariupol. Urgent verification of information required by worldwide companions.”
Previously Petro Andryushchenko, an aide to the mayor of Mariupol, wrote on his Telegram channel that reports of the attack experienced not been confirmed and that he expected to present details and clarifications afterwards.