The defense Ministry denied reports about the use of the army of Syria chemical weapons in the Duma
Moscow. April 8. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian military said that reports of the use of the Syrian army against militants in the city of Duma (Eastern ghouta) bombs with chlorine untrue.
“I strongly refute this information,” — said on Sunday the head of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria the General-major Yury Evtushenko.
“We declare about the readiness after release of the Duma from the militants to immediately send Russian specialists of radiation, chemical and biological defense for the collection of data that confirm the fabricated nature of those statements,” he said.
Yevtushenko said that “some Western countries” trying to prevent the resumption of the withdrawal of the militants from the city Council. “This is a favorite of the West, the use of government forces of the Syrian Arab Republic’s chemical weapons,” he said.
According to him, that on the eve of the Duma, the Syrian armed forces were allegedly dropped a chlorine bomb, said a number of NGOs, including White helmets. A Russian General stated that the organization “is widely known for its fake news.”
As previously reported, the evening of April 6, Syrian government forces began an operation to release from the militants of the city Duma — the last uncontrolled forces of President Bashar al-Assad village in Eastern ghouta.