Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) alleged on Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin could potentially arrange to use biological weapons against Ukraine in such a way “that makes it look like someone else did it.”
“I think the likeliest thing you are going to see from Putin is trying to use chemical, or biological weapons for that matter, but doing it in a way that makes it look like someone else did it,” Rubio outlined, noting that Putin did exactly that when he used chemical weapons in Syria and then blamed the Assad opposition.
“And so, my feeling is that that’s exactly the kind of thing he would try to do here,” he added.
“I don’t think he would himself admit that he’s using these chemical weapons. I think he would want to blame that on Ukraine or NATO and say that it was them who did it,” he said.
So far, reports say that Putin has only used conventional weapons on Ukraine, but the war may not be going as well as he hoped. If backed into a corner, it is unclear what he might do.
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