The latest report of the joint mission of the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) to investigate the use of chemical weapons in Syria is Amateur in nature. This was stated in the Russian mission to the UN, reports RIA Novosti.
On 31 October, the permanent mission sent to the Security Council and the UN General Assembly preliminary estimates of the Russian experts regarding the report, released last week.
“If you carefully read the report, it is difficult to call a professionally trained. Rather, it is Amateur in nature and based mainly on assumptions and selective use of facts,” — said in its letter.
Russian experts believe that the responsibility for the attack in Umm Hosh assigned to the “Islamic state” (ISIS, a terrorist organization banned in Russia) only on the grounds that the other operating in the area of non-governmental armed formation have never been seen in the use of mustard gas. Similar methodology in Moscow considered amateurish.
Regarding the incident in Khan Sheyhun permanent mission believes that “in the report there are only allegations, citing “evidence” derived from all the same opposition, the affiliated NGOs, the opinions of some anonymous “independent” institutions and experts”.
In the April attack on Khan shaykhun killed 87 people, injured about 200. The Syrian opposition and Western countries accuse the air force attack the government troops. In Damascus said that the army did not use and not to use chemical weapons.
The US President Donald trump on April 7 ordered the release of 58 cruise missiles at the airfield shirt used by Syrian government aircraft. According to Washington, with this platform flew the planes that struck the Khan Sheyhun.
The OPCW and the UN have repeatedly stated that the Syrian authorities use chemical weapons. Also in 2016, the organization called the Islamic state (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) responsible for one of the chemical attacks in Syria.