Russia has denied accusations of involvement in the chemical attack in Idlib

Alexander Shulgin

Moscow strongly denies allegations of involvement in the chemical attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib. On 14 April, said Alexander Shulgin, Russia’s permanent representative to the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. His words are on the MFA website.

“This is an outright lie,” — said the diplomat.

On April 7 the Associated Press, citing a senior us military, who requested anonymity, claimed that the USA are investigating the possible complicity of Russia in the chemical attack in Khan shaykhun. Later, however, Washington has officially stated that it has no evidence of Moscow’s involvement in the incident. So, on April 12, Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the United States is confident that the strike “was made, were planned and implemented” by the Syrian authorities, transferred “Interfax”. Pentagon chief James Mattis, in turn, said that the us military has no information about the awareness of Russia about the planned chemical attack in Idlib.

Controlled chemical attack on the Syrian opposition of Khan shaykhun was made 4 APR. According to the world health organization, 84 people have been killed, almost 600 injured. According to the Russian military, the Syrian air force attacked a warehouse of the terrorists, which contained munitions with chemical weapons. In the army, for their part, say similar to the ammunition used in the bombardment planes of government forces.

Washington has accused Damascus of organizing the chemical attacks. Three days later the us military by order of the President of Donald trump has struck cruise missiles on a government air base Shirt (province of HOMS), where, as suggested in United States, Syrian planes flew in Khan Shaykhun.