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russia Сontinue to Use Prohibited Weapons Against Ukrainian Defenders

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Photo for illustration / With the help of drones, Russian military are trying to hit Ukrainian soldiers with K-51 tear gas grenades
Photo for illustration / With the help of drones, Russian military are trying to hit Ukrainian soldiers with K-51 tear gas grenades

Russians dropped banned "K-51" aerosol grenades from drone on positions of defenders of Ukraine in Donetsk region

As State Border Service reported occupiers use prohibited chemical weapons - "K-51" aerosol grenades.

As noted, the occupiers dropped several "K-51" aerosol grenades from a drone on our defenders in the Donetsk region. One of them did not break.

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"In order to protect themselves from the strong irritating effect of the prohibited ammunition after the explosions, the border guards were forced to hold their positions in chemical protection means for some time. However, even in such conditions, the fighters continue to oppose the insidious enemy," the message reads.

As Ukraine’s General Staff informed, on October 12, Russian invaders used chemical hand grenades in the Zaporizhzhia region.

K-51 tear gas grenades
K-51 tear gas grenades

With the help of drones, Russian military tryed to hit Ukrainian soldiers with K-51 tear gas grenades.

The General Staff stresses that this fact is the violation of the rules and customs of war because the use of chemical riot control agents (in particular, tear gas) ‘as a means of warfare’ is prohibited by the Chemical Weapons Convention (Article 1.5) and the Geneva Protocol of 1925.

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