As reported to journalists the Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov, Russia will veto a draft resolution on Syria if it will be submitted for consideration by the Security Council. He explained that the document “anticipates the results of the investigation” conducted by experts of the United Nations and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW), the Agency reports TASS.
Safronov pointed out that the draft resolution, which was discussed at a closed meeting of the security Council, is one-sided. According to him, the Commission is under tremendous pressure to “get a one-sided investigation”.
The draft resolution proposed by Britain and France, envisages a ban on supplying the Syrian government, army and government agencies all helicopters.
February 13, Human Rights Watch said that in late 2016, the Syrian government army at least eight times used chemical weapons during the battle for Aleppo. The defenders relied on interviews with witnesses, as well as videos and photos that appeared in social networks.
HRW claimed that chlorine was dumping helicopters, which allegedly was based on the base Hamim in the province of Latakia.
January 13, Reuters reported that the UN investigators suspect of involvement in the use of chlorine in 2014-2015 it is President Bashar al-Assad and his brother. Confirmation of this information later was not.
Russia has repeatedly stated that evidence of the involvement of the Syrian army to use chemical weapons was not, insisting on impartial, objective and independent investigation.