Ukraine-Russia war latest: Putin’s Russian forces ‘considering’ to use chemical weapons as ‘back is against the wall’

JOE Biden has warned that he believes Vladimir Putin’s ‘back is against the wall’ in Ukraine and that he may resort to chemical weapons.

The US President said that Russia is preparing new ‘false flags’ at a business roundtable event in Washington DC on Monday.

Biden said: “They are also suggesting that Ukraine has biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine.

“That’s a clear sign he’s considering using both of those.”

It has previously been repeatedly argued by US and allied officials that Russia may use false chemical weapons claims as a precursor to using such weapons themselves.

Jake Sullivan, US National Security Adviser, warned the secretary of Russia’s Security Council that Moscow would face consequences if it deployed chemical or biological weapons in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, EU chiefs have condemned Russia’s attack on Mariupol “a massive war crime”.

It comes as a string of member states continue to push for sanctions on Moscow’s key energy sector.

Speaking at the start of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, Josep Borrell said .“What’s happening now in Mariupol is a massive war crime, destroying everything, bombarding and killing everybody,”

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