The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that during talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson was the understanding of inadmissibility of new attacks on Syria. About it reports “Interfax”.
“I want to emphasize in a very provocative role missile attack U.S. airfield shirt, explained Lavrov before the meeting with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem. We spoke in great detail about the situation with U.S. Secretary of state and came to a common opinion that this should not happen again.”
The Minister also said that the hype around the incident in Khan Sheyhun should not undermine the peace process. “Against the background of unleashed in the West hysteria is fundamentally important not to succumb to provocations and not to allow to undermine the efforts in the process of Astana in the framework of the Geneva process,” Lavrov stressed.
April 4, the Syrian opposition has declared that loyal to President Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons in Idlib province. As a result, according to Reuters, 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus his involvement in the incident was rejected.
Immediately after the incident in Khan Sheyhun Russia urged not to do hasty conclusions. Later, the Syrian media quoted in the military suggested that during air strikes by government aircraft one of the bombs could hit store of chemical weapons belonging to the opposition. 12 April at a meeting of the UN security Council, Russia has veto and blocked proposed United States, Britain and France draft resolution on the chemical attack in Syria.
However, on the night of 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to launch a missile attack on the airfield shirt used by Syrian government aircraft. Were fired 58 cruise missiles. According to Washington, this base was the Syrian air force chemical weapons were allegedly used.