Pentagon Investigating Chemical Weapons Claims

Press Secretary Kirby reports on concerns.

Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said this week that the Defense Department is watching reports closely to ascertain whether or not Russian forces have been using chemical weapons in Ukraine. Though they cannot confirm whether or not that is the case, Russian forces have used chemical weapons in the past, and their use of them now could have grave consequences for Russia, Ukraine, and the world.

“We are aware of social media reports which claim Russian forces deployed a potential chemical munition in Mariupol, Ukraine,” Press Secretary Kirby stated.”These reports, if true, are deeply concerning and reflective of concerns that we have had about Russia’s potential to use a variety of riot control agents, including tear gas mixed with chemical agents, in Ukraine.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Austin as he oversees Defense Department operations.
  • For Pentagon officials as they monitor reports of chemical weapons being used by Russia.
  • For the president and his advisors to be led by God in their responses to international aggressors.

Sources: Axios, Reuters


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