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OPCW experts to start work in Syria on April 14

SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Experts of the mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will soon arrive in Syria to investigate the incident in the Duma, where allegedly used chemical weapons.

Specialists of the OPCW will begin work on Saturday, April 14.

On April 10, the OPCW announced its decision to send to Syria a group of experts who will investigate the incident in the Duma. In this regard, the organization asked to take all necessary measures.

Russia welcomed the intention of the OPCW, noting that “in the conditions of an angry anti-Syrian campaign deployed by Western countries, delays with the OPCW inspection are unacceptable.” The Foreign Ministry added that the Syrian authorities will assist the mission and ensure safe access to the Duma and its surroundings.

A number of Western states, including the United States, Germany and France, accused the Syrian government of using chemical weapons. The charges were based on photo and video materials distributed in social networks by the non-governmental organization White Helmets, whose activists the Russian authorities consider “accomplices of terrorists”.