“We cannot confirm at this time and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” the emailed statement said about what Kirby called “social media reports.”
1/2 #RU 1,5hr ago used unknown substance in #Mariupol. Victims experience respiratory failure, vestib.-atactic syndrome.Most likely chem.weapons!This is red line beyond which must destroy economy of despotism.We demand full embargo on all fuels from #RU &heavy weapons 2UA now!
2/2 This morning #Russians threatened to use “chemical troops” against Mariupol’s defenders. Now #Azov reports #RU did it. #Russia will not stop until it is stopped!