Member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Igor Morozov compared the airstrike of the USA on the basis of the Syrian air force in HOMS province with the bombing of Yugoslavia and the intervention in Iraq.
“The attack on the airbase resembles the bombing of Yugoslavia, the military intervention in Iraq, destruction of Libya and other acts of disregard for international law from the United States,” said Senator RIA Novosti.
According to him, “now it is clear that the chemical attack in Idlib was an American provocation to justify the attack on the airbase”. He noted that the US President Donald trump has already abandoned his promise to fight in Syria with the group ISIS* and not with President Bashar Assad.
In the night of Friday, the US President Donald trump said that he ordered the missile strike on the airfield in Syria, which was allegedly conducted a chemical attack. The Pentagon said that the purpose of the missile strike was an airfield in Shayrat, HOMS province. It is reported that the impact caused by cruise missiles based on ships of the U.S. Navy. According to the Pentagon, there were 59 missiles.
The Pentagon reported that he tried “to minimize the risk to base personnel”, including for the Russian military who were at the site. The Ministry also told RIA Novosti that before the strike was informed by the Russian military established communication channels, which are used to prevent conflict in Syria.
The national coalition opposition and revolutionary forces of Syria (NKORS) said on Tuesday that about 80 of the victims of the attacks using chemical weapons in Khan Shaykhun, Idlib province and 200 wounded. The blame for the attack, the opposition has placed on Syrian government forces. The Syrian army command strongly denied the accusations and blamed on militants and their patrons.
The defense Ministry reported that Syrian aircraft have struck near the outskirts of the village of Khan shaykhun in Idlib province in the warehouse of ammunition of terrorists, where were the arsenals of chemical weapons, which were delivered to Iraq. The investigation of the incident has already engaged the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, but so far they did not publish any conclusions about the possible culprits.
As stated on Thursday Minister of foreign Affairs of Syria Walid Muallem, Syrian government forces have never used and do not intend to use chemical weapons against civilians and against the terrorists. Stocks of chemical weapons had previously been successfully evacuated from Syria, in January 2016, the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons announced the total elimination of the chemical Arsenal of the country. For the chemical disarmament of Syria, the organization received in 2013 Nobel peace prize.
* The terrorist group ISIS (“Islamic state”) is banned in Russia.