RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – According to Russia, the pretext, invented from scratch, of an alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Duma can not be used as a reason for a force operation against Syria, told reporters Dmitry Peskov, spokesman of the Russian President.
Moscow believes that the alleged use of chemical weapons in the Syrian city of Duma is not a reason to carry out an action of strength, told the press the spokesman of the Russian presidency, Dmitry Peskov .
“We are still convinced that the pretext for the use of chemical weapons in Duma is far-fetched and can not be the reason for a forced operation,” he said.
Last Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reported that Russian military experts had visited the site of the chemical attack in Syria and found no trace of chlorine use. Donald Trump said the same day that he considered possible a possible use of force against Syria in response to information on a supposed chemical attack.
In recent days, the situation in Syria has become seriously tense. According to Western countries, an alleged chemical attack occurred on April 7 in the city of Douma , near the Syrian capital.
Russia has denied reports of a chlorine bomb allegedly dropped by Syrian government forces. The Russian military has described as false photos of victims of the alleged chemical attack in Duma published by the “White Helmets” on social networks. Moscow believes that the purpose of these “intox” is to protect terrorists and to justify possible external actions.
Damascus has described the accusations against the Syrian army related to chemical weapons as boring and unconvincing. The Syrian side has more than once pointed out that its entire chemical arsenal was removed from the country in 2014 under the control of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).