The defense Ministry has presented its explanation of himataki in the Syrian Idlib
The Russian side claims that Assad’s army bombed a warehouse of militants, where they kept the bombs with poisonous substances.
Moscow. 5 APR. INTERFAX.RU — the defense Ministry on Wednesday presented his version of events that the Western media was considered a chemical attack carried out by the troops of Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian province of Idlib. According to the official representative of the Ministry Igor Konashenkov, a government aircraft bombed a warehouse of terrorists, where ammunition was stored with toxic substances.
“According to the Russian means of objective control of the airspace, yesterday, in the period from 11.30 to 12.30, local time, Syrian aircraft attacked the Eastern outskirts of the village of Khan Sheyhun large warehouse of ammunition of terrorists and the accumulation of military equipment. On the territory of this warehouse were workshops for the manufacture of bombs, stuffed with poisonous substances. With the largest Arsenal of ammunition with chemical weapons delivered by fighters into Iraq. Their use by terrorists has been repeatedly proved both by international organizations and official authorities of this country”, — stated in the message.
These weapons were used by rebels in Aleppo, Syria, their use was recorded at the end of last year, the Russian military experts, said Konashenkov. The symptoms of the victims in Khan Sheyhun, judging by the staff from the social networks that coincide with those observed in the autumn of last year the inhabitants of Aleppo. Then all the facts of use of chemical weapons in Syria, along with soil samples were logged and transferred to the OPCW.
“However, the OPCW received all the materials and samples that prove the use by terrorists of toxic substances in Syria, still studying them,” — said Konashenkov.
Earlier Western media reported that “the aircraft belonging to Russia or the Syrian government,” struck ammunition with toxic substances in the city of Khan shaykhun in Idlib province. The result of himataki, according to them, killed at least 58 people, injured dozens of people. Damascus has denied involvement in the attack. Later, the defense Ministry also said that it is not struck in the city.