The Ukrainian Azov regiment has reported that both military and civilians were injured during the spraying of an unknown poisonous substance by Russian forces in the besieged city of Mariupol.
The civilians and the military who were poisoned are currently in a “relatively satisfactory condition.”
“The injured as a result of the spread of a poisonous substance of unknown origin by the enemy in the city of Mariupol are in a relatively satisfactory condition.
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“The contact of civilians with the substance was minimal, because the epicenter of the lesion was at a certain distance from the location of the people.
“The military personnel were somewhat closer,” the report, published in the telegram, says.
It is impossible to fully examine the scene of events, due to heavy fighting in Mariupol and Russians forces continue to carry out the tactics of hiding their own crimes.
❗The victims of unknown substance, spread out by Russians in Mariupol, are in satisfactory condition, Azov regiment reports. The key symptoms of the victims: facial flushing, high blood pressure, heartburn in the oropharynx. The substance analysis is currently impossible. pic.twitter.com/g9QPLOvgUE
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The Azov regiment released a video of a Ukrainian soldier in moderate condition and said the other two are under constant medical supervision.
“Among the injured civilians, an elderly woman is in the worst condition. The main symptoms of the victims are facial flushing, increased blood pressure, dryness and heartburn in the oropharynx, mucous membranes of the eyes,” Azov says.
They added that it is not known what poisonous substances or potent poisonous substances with a predominantly asphyxiating effect that the Russians used.
“However, due to being in a complete blockade, its toxicological analysis is impossible. At the same time, the main task is to monitor the condition of the personnel and the possible consequences of poisoning,” the regiment said.
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The regiment also said the victims had respiratory failure, vestibulo-atactic syndrome and the consequences of using an unknown substance are being clarified.
Azov leader Andriy Biletsky reported three victims. “A few hours ago, the Russians hit Mariupol with chemical weapons, the Azovstal plant – the fortress of Ukrainian fighters, Azov soldiers.
“If we talk about the practical side of the blow, it is small. Three people have clear signs of chemical poisoning, but without catastrophic consequences,” he said in a video message on Tuesday night.