News Live May 2: US accuses Russia of using ‘chemical weapons’ against Ukraine, sanctions 280 individuals and entities

09:45 (IST), May 2

Russia-Ukraine war: US accuses Russia of using “chemical weapons” against Ukraine, sanctions 280 individuals and entities

The United States has accused Russia of using the chemical weapon chloropicrin on Ukrainian troops in the ongoing conflict and authorized sanctions on more than 280 individuals and entities to impose additional costs on Russia for its foreign aggression. “The Department of State is concurrently submitting to Congress a determination under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and End of Warfare Act of 1991 (CBW Act) regarding Russia’s use of the chemical weapon chloropicrin against Ukrainian troops.” Under the CBW Act, the Department reimposes restrictions on foreign military financing, US government lines of credit, and export licenses for defense and national security-sensitive items destined for Russia,” the US State Department said in an official statement.

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