Chemical weapon fears for Ukraine as Biden says Putin may use them if he keeps losing


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One of those speaking to Politico underlined the difficulties foreign powers face while attempting to identify chemical weapon traces overseas. Nerve agents like those in the Novichok grouping – like those used against Russian former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in 2018, and against Putin opponent Alexei Navalny – could be employed by clandestine means. The chemicals are easily concealed, and their use may not become clear until after a thorough investigation.Western investigators would most likely struggle to pin suspected poisonings on Moscow, another official said. 


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