A member of the Senate of the U.S. Congress, Republican John McCain stated on CNN that “the Russians are just as bad” as Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, because, probably, Moscow knew about the existence of chemical weapons from government troops Arab Republic.
Answering a journalist’s question about the situation in Syria, McCain called Russia a “proven partner”. “Russian, probably, was aware of the movement of Syrian army chemical weapons because they are allies of Bashar al-Assad. And they used precision weapons against hospitals in Aleppo. They are as bad as Assad. They helped him with barrel bombs, they rescued him over and over again,” said the Senator.
On the night of 7 April, two destroyers of the U.S. Navy has released 59 cruise missiles at the airfield shirt used by government troops. The shelling began after the Syrian opposition about the alleged use of loyal Assad forces of chemical weapons in Idlib province, which killed 80 people. Damascus has denied any involvement in the incident.
Previously, the press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Putin says U.S. strikes on Syria an aggression against a sovereign state, in violation of international law under false pretenses. According to him, the Syrian army has chemical weapons stockpiles. “The fact of the destruction of all stockpiles of chemical weapons from the Syrian Armed forces were otfiksirovat and confirmed by the OPCW is a specialized unit of the UN,” — said the official.
John McCain represents in the Senate of Arizona, is one of the oldest senators of the United States: he was 80 years old. During the Vietnam war he was severely wounded, was kept in captivity for several years. Due to injuries throughout the further life he kept a number of physical restrictions for health reasons, but this did not prevent him 30 years in the Senate.
McCain is known for his anti-Russian stance, blaming Moscow for intervening in almost everything. So, on March 15 he did not like the behavior of the party member Rand Paul during the discussion of the request of Montenegro for membership in NATO, and he said that “the Senator from Kentucky is now working for Vladimir Putin.” In response Paul said that the Senator may “slightly crazy”.