UK Technology Minister, Chris Philp, said to Times Radio there will be a “dramatic increased response” if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine, which he said would be “an outrage against humanity”.
He said that is a line that Russian governments should not cross.
He continued: “I would say to anybody in Russia thinking about this: do not cross that line, do not inflict any more misery and suffering on the Ukrainian people.
“They’ve already been shooting civilians who are fleeing down humanitarian escape corridors, they’ve been bombing and shelling hospitals including a children’s/maternity hospital, do not go any further in inflicting misery on the Ukrainian people.
“It will trigger an increased response from the West, there’s a dramatic increased response, there’s no question about that. I’m not going to speculate about the form that’s going to take or pre-empt it, but that’s a line that Russian governments should not cross.”