New unconfirmed video purportedly shows the armed forces of Ukraine deploying chemical weapons against Russian soldiers.
One video, posted by popular pro-Russia Twitter user Donbass Devushka, appears to show a Russian soldier descend into involuntary convulsions and drowning after being hit with what seems to be a chemical gas.
“Ukrainians allegedly dropping chemical weapons onto Russian soldiers. Unpunished warcrime,” alleged in a tweet featuring the video.
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Ukrainians allegedly dropping chemical weapons onto Russian soldiers. Unpunished warcrime #16363733 pic.twitter.com/hy3CBlQxyF
— Donbass Devushka (@PeImeniPusha) February 7, 2023
In the same thread, Devushka highlights a separate tweet featuring a video originally posted by Ukrainian military blogger Yuriy Madyar that appears to reveal a stockpile of Ukrainian “chemical munitions” that would be deployed against Russian forces by drones.
“Ukranian ‘military blogger’ Yuriy Madyar posted a video showing chemical munitions and ‘hinted’ that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were preparing to use drone delivered chemical weapons [sic] in Bakhmut,” user @namelss_cynic wrote.
Ukrainian "military blogger" Yuriy Madyar posted a video showing chemical munitions and "hinted" that the Armed Forces of Ukraine were preparing to use drone delivered chemical weapons Bakhmut. #DefundUkraine pic.twitter.com/wORwiOuszA
— Nameless Cynic (@nameless_cynic) February 6, 2023
In another video in Devushka’s thread, men who appear to belong to the Ukrainian military can be observed configuring the drones and chemical weapons.
According to the user who posted the video, @rybar_en, the men in the video are part of an “air reconnaissance group” known as “Magyar’s Birds,” led by Ukranian military leader “Magyar,” Robert Iosifovich Brovdi.
“The footage shows Ukrainian fighters preparing small drones that are designed to drop very interesting homemade munitions, which are very likely to be equipped with chemical weapons,” Rybar wrote in a separate tweet.
Another confirmation emerged that some units of the AFU on the Bakhmut direction are using chemical weapons. The video was filmed, reportedly, by the commander of a separate air reconnaissance group called "Magyar's Birds".
— Rybar in English (@rybar_en) January 13, 2023
According to Rybar, the shell canisters observed in Magyar’s video appear to be homemade, 700 gram, thin-walled cylinders.
“The head fuse looks less like an accumulated detonation device and more like a device for mixing or atomizing chemicals,” wrote Rybar, who noted that the canister’s storage in a refrigerator likely indicates that they are chemical weapons being chilled to “prevent the thermal expansion of the substance, which would breach the shell’s hermetic seal. Ordinary shells are not stored in a refrigerator.”
The use of chemical weapons in is a practice that has been banned by the Geneva Convention and classified as a war crime.
If authenticated, this particular instance would not be the first time that the Ukrainian armed forces have been accused of committing crimes of war.
In April of 2022, the New York Times confirmed the authenticity of previous video showing Ukrainian soldiers brutally executing captured Russian soldiers.
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War crime – Ukrainian soldier executes wounded Russian on camera. Other dead Russian soldiers appear to have had their throats slit. One has his hands tied behind his back. pic.twitter.com/xZGWXb7KfC
— Totnan Klar (@totnan111) April 6, 2022
Ukrainian forces are seen on video executing Russian prisoners of war in an apparent war crime, the New York Times confirmed.
According to the New York Times report, a Ukrainian news agency said the culprits were a part of the “Georgian Legion” volunteer group that began fighting for Ukraine in 2014.
A video posted online on Monday and verified by The New York Times appears to show a group of Ukrainian soldiers killing captured Russian troops outside a village west of Kyiv. https://t.co/Wog3JdR8l7
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 6, 2022
The killings apparently took place nearly seven miles southwest of Bucha, where mainstream media outlets, in lockstep with both western and Ukrainian governments have accused Russia of killing 300 civilians in an apparent series of “war crimes.”
The Ukrainian and U.S. governments insist that the Bucha civilians were killed as Russian troops were retreating the suburb. However, the Russians claim that the killings occurred days after their forces had left the area.
Users online have pointed out that the dead civilians in Bucha were seen wearing pro-Russian white armbands, similarly to the Russian prisoners of war executed by the Ukrainian forces in the NYT-confirmed video.
Russia invaded Ukraine in February of 2022 following a years long standoff over the disputed Donbass region. Russia claims it launched a “special military operation” to protect ethnic Russians from Ukrainian ethnic cleansing, but Ukraine claims the invasion was unprovoked.
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February 8, 2023 at 12:26 pm
Russians will not forgive nor forget.
February 8, 2023 at 1:16 pm
Ukraine didn’t agree to fight according to any set of rules. Russia’s illegal invasion means they can’t claim protection under the Geneva Conventions.
February 8, 2023 at 2:34 pm
Russia didn’t invade illegally. Ukraine has been committing genocide on the Donbass region for at least 8 yrs. The Donbass voted to reunite with Russia happily so that they would be defended against the murderers in Ukraine. Listen to the MSM a little more, so your idiot brainwashing doesn’t end. The truth is out there, look for it before posting lies.
Ukraine is the most corrupt nation, period, and the biden criminal empire know it and conspire with it for power and wealth.
February 8, 2023 at 2:42 pm
Wow, you Leftists are some sick twisted humans aren’t you? Well now that we know for sure that the Ukrots ARE in fact Nazi fascists who commit war crimes, I guess we can say for sure now that you leftist prog’s who defend their inhuman antics are as well yes?
February 8, 2023 at 1:33 pm
To establish if these are indeed war crimes they’d have to prove that the material used here is on the list of banned substances.
The GC has a long list of agents that are banned under the CWT.
Secondly, Russia is committing war crimes every single minute, in fact, this whole “operation” of theirs is a war crime. There was no declaration of war, no stated purpose, and the crimes committed parallel WWII stuff.
Gang raping of women and children. Torture, castration, mass executions of civilians. Deportation of people into camps and removal into Russia (actually genocide under Geneva) and deliberate targeting of civilians.
The Russians outnumber the Ukrainians who are defending their homeland from naked aggression.
In short: F-em and the horse they rode in on…
Had there not been an invasion none of these morbid acts (from both sides) would have happened.
The videos show nothing.
The dude is waist-deep in water and gets a grenade within 5 feet of him blasting the water sending debris.
He got convulsions because of the explosion. Not because of any mysterious substance.
How long has he been in the ice-cold water?
February 8, 2023 at 1:49 pm
Our complicit media pretends not to know. Our so called “leaders” pretend not to know. At some point, may it all come crashing down upon their f’ng heads.
February 9, 2023 at 1:26 am
Very few Russians are dying in this war. For every video you see like the ones above, there are hundreds of video on telegram of Ukrainian soldier dying.
Here’s the math, Ukraine started this war with 700,000 troops (3.5 times Russian allied forces). Half of those troops are dead, missing or wounded. That leave another 350K left the Russians are going to defeat with their artillery before the war ends. That will happen by this fall, end of war. Russia will have taken all of Donbas, Kharkiv and possibly Odessa by then.
February 9, 2023 at 5:19 am
that was obviously and poorly animated by computer.
February 9, 2023 at 8:19 am
I thought helping the most corrupt country by sending them weapons and money while our own country is suffering was the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen. Then I realize that it’s my government that’s the most corrupt in the world. The more I see coming out of the Ukraine the more I almost wish that Putin would nuke the heartless Nazi trash! I will tear down any Ukraine flag I see in my town piss on them and burn them until nothing is left. FJB for giving Terrorists and sickos our tax dollars and our military’s weapons.
February 11, 2023 at 2:23 pm
I saw no positive evidence of chemical agents in the videos. While I believe many Ukrainians are being feloniously egged on by Biden, the Pentegon,mercenaries in Congress and the military/industrial complex, I would not believe secondhand news regarding the inhumane use of chemical or biological warfare unless I saw absolute confirmation n which I could rely. These videos are bull.