MOSCOW, December 22. / TASS /. The People’s Militia of the Donetsk People’s Republic has evidence that a consignment of botulinum toxin (a highly toxic substance causing paralysis) and its antidote has been delivered to Ukraine from the United States, deputy chief said. of the leadership of the people’s militia, Eduard Basurin, on the Rossiya-1 television channel in an interview on Wednesday.
“It is common knowledge that the United States brought different types of weapons to Ukraine,” he said, adding that a batch of botulinum toxin antidote was delivered in October. Basurin recalled that botulinum toxin was a chemical warfare agent.
“The actual chemical was supplied in November,” he added. “A 300 kilogram container of this war agent, used as a spray, was brought to Mariupol. The toxic substance was then moved to the Kharkov region.”
Basurin confirmed the presence of US military instructors on the line of engagement.
“Their task is to make shooting locations. They only obey certain people. They do not have a common command on the Ukrainian side,” he said.
On December 21, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the presence of more than 120 members of US private military companies had been identified in the villages of Avdeyevka and Priazovskoye. He pointed out that containers with unknown chemical compounds had been delivered to the villages of Avdeyevka and Krasny Liman for organizing provocations. Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolayenko denied the presence of private US military instructors or toxic chemicals in the Kiev-controlled part of Donbass.