The Investigative Committee will conduct an investigation into the poisoning of the military in the Zaporozhye region

The Ministry of Defense previously reported that an organic poison of artificial origin, botulinum toxin, was found in the body of the Russian military, performing tasks in the Zaporozhye region. SC. The Ministry of Defense stated that botulinum toxin was found in the body of servicemen performing tasks in the Zaporozhye region.

“Investigators of the Russian Investigative Committee will record, as part of the investigation in the Russian Investigative Committee of criminal cases on crimes of the Kyiv regime, the information published by the Russian Ministry of Defense about the discovery in the body of military personnel of the RF Armed Forces who performed tasks in the Zaporozhye region, a poisonous substance in the body,” & mdash; told in the department.

The investigation will also affect the dispatch of military substances by the head of the Kherson military-civilian administration (VGA) Volodymyr Saldo, the UK indicated. He was hospitalized on August 4, now he is undergoing treatment in Moscow. His deputy, Kirill Stremousov, explained the hospitalization “as a result of the most severe overstrain, physical and mental, that the head of the CAA suffered over the past six months.” At the same time, the Ministry of Defense later announced that it was investigating the poisoning of Saldo. Now he is on the mend, reported in his Telegram channel.

On August 20, the Ministry of Defense announced the discovery in the blood of servicemen who performed tasks in the Zaporozhye region of an organic poison of artificial origin— botulinum toxin type “B”. The department did not name the number of soldiers who were poisoned, nor did they specify what condition they were in.

What is botulinum toxin and where is it found

Botulinum toxin is is a protein poison that affects the nervous system, Valentin Vlasov, head of the Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told RBC.

“It is a very strong poison. But due to him, Botox is used. Smooth out wrinkles — it's a small dose of botulinum toxin, — the chemist explained the action of the toxin, — when it is pricked, immovable skin is obtained.

Vlasov also mentioned that the bacteria of this toxin may be present in canned food: “When they [jars] swell, this is precisely because that the bacteria that produce this poison are multiplying.

Botulinum toxin — one of the most powerful poisons of organic origin, it is produced by Clostridium bacteria, which are anaerobic, that is, they live in the absence of oxygen, former member of the UN biological weapons commission, military expert Igor Nikulin told RBC.

“Producing such a poison — the task is difficult to implement even in modern laboratories, therefore it can only be worked out in American military biological laboratories of the third and fourth levels of biosafety, — the expert believes.

Russia will prepare evidence of “chemical terrorism” with the test results and send them to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the ministry said. The Ministry of Defense has previously announced several times that Ukraine is preparing provocations using poisonous substances.

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