Peskov: Russia is against unproven accusations on the incident in Idlib

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov

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BISHKEK, April 14. /TASS/. Russia is not trying to be a lawyer anyone for the incident with chemical weapons in Idlib province, but against the allegations without evidence levelled against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“We do not rule out in advance any possibility, and we are not trying to be anyone’s lawyer. We insist only that it is impossible to accuse someone without conducting appropriate proceedings. This is a very dangerous precedent from the point of view of international law and law enforcement,” – said the press Secretary of the Russian leader.

According to Peskov, the alleged evidence of the involvement of Damascus for the chemical attack, no one has provided. “No one has seen any materials. In fact, very modestly mention the presence of some alleged evidence. But mostly everyone says it’s evidence that there was use of chemical weapons”, – noted the representative of the Kremlin, noting that all agree that the fact that the use of such substances occurred. “The dispute that is about who applied,” – concluded the press – Secretary of the Russian President.