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Russia may use chemical weapons in false flag attack but not more broadly, Western official says

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Russia may use chemical weapons in false flag attack but not more broadly, Western official says
Russia may use chemical weapons in false flag attack but not more broadly, Western official says   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2022

LONDON – Russia might use chemical weapons in Ukraine in a “false flag” attack to provide a retrospective justification for its invasion, but there is nothing to suggest a broader use of such weapons in the war, a Western official said.

“We think that chemical weapons could be used in a false flag attack to provide a retrospective justification for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine,” the official said on Friday.

“The context that we’ve been looking at it in is from a false flag perspective. Clearly, whilst the Russians are highly likely to have a chemical weapons capability, there is nothing to suggest that they intend to use at this point in a major escalation of the current conflict.”