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Zakharova called on the West to stop scaring people with a non-existent “chemical threat”


Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova during a briefing in Moscow. File photoMOSCOW, May 18.Russia calls on Western political circles to stop intimidating their public with a non-existent Russian “chemical threat,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. Russian “chemical threat”. The Russian Federation will continue to unswervingly uphold the principles and norms of international law, will take care of maintaining the integrity of the CWC (Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – ed.), including by promptly bringing to the attention of the UN member states and the OPCW information from the Ministry defense of the Russian Federation about real cases of preparation and implementation by Ukrainian armed groups and their curators from NATO countries of chemical provocations on the territory of Ukraine,” the commentary published on the Foreign Ministry portal reads.Zaha Rova spoke about the ancestors of the Lithuanian Foreign Minister who collaborated with the Nazis. The department also recalled that the Russian Federation, back in September 2017, ahead of schedule and under strict international control, fully fulfilled its obligations to destroy chemical weapons. This was officially confirmed by the Director General of the Technical Secretariat of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The commitment of the Russian Federation to the goals and principles of the Chemical Weapons Convention has remained unchanged over the 25 years of the existence of this most important international treaty, the Foreign Ministry added.