Moscow presented the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) range of evidence demonstrating the nature of the staging of the incident with the possible use of chemical warfare agents in Syria’s Idlib province. In an interview with TASS said Russia’s permanent representative at the organization of Alexander Shulgin.
According to him, at the meeting of the Executive Council of the OPCW in the Hague, the Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov showed some photos from a likely himataki, despite attempts to prevent this from representatives of a number of Western countries.
Shulgin said that Ulyanov pointed out a number of inconsistencies between the spreading commercials on YouTube, and operational photos from the incident. “It is alleged, for example, that was used sarin, one of the symptoms which are constricted pupils. Meanwhile, the images show that in children, the pupils are dilated,” said the Ambassador.
He also pointed to the nature of a funnel which referred to the representatives of humanitarian organizations. “The trail is clearly not from bombs or missiles, but rather suggests that was organized by the small explosion of the munition on the ground with the addition of some chemicals,” said Shulgin.
“In short, a visible statement of this incident, a question arises about the investigation”, — concluded the diplomat.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow sees 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.
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.