The defense Ministry called storytellers experts from Human Rights Watch
Experts from Human Rights Watch, said that the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun could be attacked by the alleged chemical ammunition of Soviet production, the storyteller. On Tuesday, may 2, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, specified in the report of the ordnance HUB-250 was never exported outside the USSR and is structurally designed for equipment exposed to sarin.
Konashenkov also said that “not a single expert from the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, or some of the Western countries never visited in Khan Sheyhun”. However, “the local fighters, having learned a week ago on the invitation of Damascus, the OPCW experts in Khan Shaykhun, whose team has already filled the funnel only from the alleged gap “chemical” weapon, cement mortar,” said the General.
Konashenkov said that only the arrival and work in Khan Sheyhun special mission of experts will help establish an objective picture of events April 4
Earlier, HRW stated that the Syrian air force used in the attack on Khan shaykhun bombs of the Soviet model. The organization’s experts note that in the photos from the scene shows the fragments of ammunition, which is similar to the structures of the Soviet bombs HB-250 and HB-500, filled with sarin.
On 4 April, the opposition said the Syrian government forces of chemical weapons in Khan Sheyhun (Idlib), resulting in 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus has denied the fact of use of chemical weapons and called the incident fabricated. According to Russia, the incident could be a result of the impact of Syrian aircraft in the warehouse with improvised ammunition, which the militants ran toxic substances.
The incident served as a pretext for the application of the American strike on Syrian airbase shirt in the province of HOMS in the night of 7 April. Two warships of the United States in the Mediterranean sea fired 59 missiles “Tomahawk”.