Analysts in Ukraine understand this Kremlin language very well –
The Kremlin uses chemical weapons in Syria for a reason:
This is a message for Europe. This is a very clear hint, it means that if you do not surrender to the conditions we dictate, you will be confronted with the same chemical attacks.
Accept NordStream 2 and our war in Syria. We are able to use chemical weapons in England. The terrorist attacks throughout Europe are links in a chain.
What we’re seeing here is chemical weapons blackmail.
It is only possible to stop the policy of blackmail by force.
Negotiations and compromises are a deadly mistake that will cost even more lives.