WorldWar in Ukraine increases danger of chemical weapons, says...

War in Ukraine increases danger of chemical weapons, says international body


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the war on Ukraine The danger of the use of weapons of mass destruction, including chemicals, has increased, the head of the international organization in charge of controlling this type of weapon warned on Monday.

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“The situation in Ukraine once again increased the real threat of weapons of mass destruction, including chemical ones”declared the president of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Fernando Arias.

According to this Spanish diplomat, the situation in Ukraine is closely following it.

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The Russian invasion “accentuated the existing tensions to such an extent that the unity of the international community on global challenges related to international security and peace is no longer evident,” Arias added during the annual meeting of this organization, based in The Hague (Netherlands).

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International disarmament bodies, such as the OPCW, “became places of confrontation and disagreement,” lamented Arias.

The President of the OPCW recalled that Russia Y Ukraine They were among the 193 countries that “solemnly and voluntarily pledged that under no circumstances would they develop, produce, acquire, stockpile or use chemical weapons.”

Despite this, the Ukrainian and Russian authorities have accused each other in recent months of possible use of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

Source: Elcomercio

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