Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addresses South Korean parliament via video link, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine April 11, 2022. Ukrainian Presidential Press Service/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said Monday that Russia may use chemical weapons in his country and called on the West to increase sanctions. More on Russia in relation to this case.
“We consider this case [the use of chemical weapons] to be the most serious case,” Reuters quoted the president as saying in a video address Monday night.
“I would like to remind world leaders that the possibility of using chemical weapons by the Russian military has already been discussed,” Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. “At this time, all actions in response to the Russian aggression should be intensified and faster.”
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine have recently escalated after Russia launched a major offensive against its neighbor. From a declaration of war by President Vladimir Putin.
The case has also raised concerns in the West that clashes between the two countries could escalate into war using nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.
However, US President Joe Biden has said in the past that if Russia uses chemical weapons to invade Ukraine, the United States will take action.