Why even entertain this possibility?
Because I’d already entertained the idea of a desperate move.
LONDON, January 14. /TASS/. Ukraine may be preparing to use chemical weapons against Russian troops, the Russian Embassy in the United Kingdom said on Twitter, commenting on a video made by Ukrainian servicemen earlier.
“A video published by Ukrainian military apparently shows them preparing to use chemical weapons, possibly
phosgene, prohibited by UN CWC [Chemical Weapons Convention], against Russian military,” the embassy said, posting the video.
“Letters “OB” stand for toxic munition. This also explains why the gas cylinders need to be stored in the fridge,” Russian diplomats added.
According to the video, Ukrainian servicemen were planning to install those cylinders on strike drones.
If the Ukrainians do use phosgene they can always claim it as an accidental release… An industrial accident of some sorts.