Russian-made chemicals found in Crimea
By Caroline GlaserCNN.com February 27, 2019 12:15:59Russian-made chemical agents used in the annexation of Crimea have been found in the region, the U.S. Embassy said on Friday.
Ukraine and Western powers are seeking to bring the peninsula back under Russian control, as it was under Moscow before it joined the EU in 2014.
The U.N. Security Council last month approved the draft resolution which would impose sanctions on Russia over the annexation.
Ukraine’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that a U.K.-made pesticide used in Crimea had been detected in the city of Kharkiv, a Ukrainian stronghold that has been the scene of sporadic fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said the detection of the pesticide was made by an independent laboratory in Ukraine.