Description of chemical weapons that were previously in the arsenal of the aggressor country:
Novichek – refers to the fourth generation of solid (rarely in the form of liquid) neuro-paralytic substances. Chemical weapons Newcomer enters the human body by inhalation, ingestion, as well as skin contact.
Sarin – odorless and tasteless liquid, which is extremely toxic. Sarin's chemical weapon is used as a neuro-paralytic substance. Sarin can enter the human body in various ways: touching a substance or an infected surface, inhaling, eating poisoned food and water. This chemical can be absorbed by surrounding objects and tissues.
Mustard gas – has an oily shape, colorless and odorless (in its pure form). In technical form, mustard has a yellow-brown color and garlic-mustard odor. It dissolves poorly in water, but combines well with gasoline, alcohol, fat, oil. Mustard gas is often used in conjunction with other chemicals. In particular, ethyldichloroarsin, luisite and phenyldichloroarsin. Mustard gas quickly penetrates into textiles, paper, building materials, rubber. You can also be poisoned by skin contact with the affected object.
VX– neuro-paralytic oily substance of amber color, which has no smell or taste. It is considered one of the most toxic of all chemicals used in hostilities. VX is used to infect closed bodies of water. However, they remain toxic for a long period of time (up to six months). The greatest danger of the substance is in winter, when it remains on the ground for 30-60 days. In summer it works 1-3 days.
Louisite – has an irritating odor and dark brown color. It is a liquid with skin-abrasive action and high resistance. Irritating, primarily to the respiratory system and mucous membranes.
Soman – in its pure form has a slight fruity odor. It is a colorless liquid that is very toxic. Technical Zoman can look straw-yellow due to various impurities. It is noted that the chemical Zoman is three times more toxic than Sarin.