Lavrov called the incident in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun provocation

Sergei Lavrov

Russia considers the incident with the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian Khan Sheyhun as a provocation aimed at undermining the ceasefire and the political process in the country. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said in a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, the Ministry of foreign Affairs.

“Of deep concern and the ensuing hasty aggressive US actions that caused a missile attack on the territory of a sovereign state member of UN,” — said in the message.

“Russia has always advocated respect for international law, including the inadmissibility of intervention in the Affairs of sovereign States, and insisting on a truly independent objective investigation of the incident in Khan Sheyhun”, — stressed in the diplomatic office.

April 4, the Syrian opposition, said the Syrian government forces of chemical weapons in Khan Sheyhun (Idlib), resulting in 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus said it was not involved in the incident, however, on the night of 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered the missile strike on the airfield shirt (used by Syrian government aircraft; according to Washington, and from there flew the aircraft with prohibited ammunition). Were fired 58 cruise missiles.

In Moscow are two main versions of what happened in Idlib: the Syrian air force bombed a clandestine workshop for the production of chemical warfare agents, or the attack was staged.