Russia’s permanent representative to the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin said that Russian officials gave the organization the proof that the chemical attack in Idlib wore staged. Shulgin said on Wednesday in the Hague hosted a meeting of the Executive Council of the OPCW. During the meeting the opportunity to comment was provided to the Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov, reports TASS.
“Upon learning that the Russian representative is planning to accompany his speech with demonstration photos, Western partners tried to prevent it. Ultimately, however, Ulyanov was allowed to show photos from the scene of the incident,” said Shulgin.
The diplomat noted that the demonstration of these pictures from the event on April 4 was necessary in light of the videos showing unauthentic situation. According to Shulgin, shown in the photos and versions of the use of chemical weapons there are a lot of inconsistencies.
Recall that the Western countries groundlessly accused the Syrian authorities to use chemical weapons in Idlib. In the Internet appeared the video showing the alleged effects of this attack, however, the experts came to the conclusion that the shooting are staged.
Meanwhile, all chemical weapons, which had the government of Syria, was taken out of the country and eliminated.
At the same time, it is known that some toxic substances were left in the territory controlled by the militants of the opposition. Moscow believes the chemical attack in Khan Sheyhun “blatant provocation”.
Earlier the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons confirmed that Idlib was used sarin.