MOSCOW, may 6. /TASS/. Russia is satisfied with the conclusion of the report of the Mission of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) that in the Syrian village of Marat Umm Hosh, located in the province of Aleppo, has been applied sulfur mustard. This is stated in the published comments of Russian foreign Ministry.
“The conclusion we drew in conjunction with Syrian colleagues that the settlement of Marat Umm Hosh terrorists have been applied sulfur mustard gas, had been confirmed in the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons. We note this with satisfaction”, – stressed in dipvedomstva.
The foreign Ministry pointed out that Russia has assisted in the investigation of the Syrian side, sending to the authorized personnel selected in the scene of the incident samples, documentary and material evidence. At the disposal of the OPCW mission materials will now be transmitted to the Joint mechanism of the OPCW-UN investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria (CMP), which will be engaged in their learning.
The foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation urged to establish the perpetrators of the incident and those who coordinated the attack.
It also noted that the report of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW), which stated that in the alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Khan shaykhun was used by the Soviet bomb, is not tenable.
“Do not hold water “research” by Khan Sheyhun and mentioned “human Wrights Watch”. All conclusions are based mainly on the testimony of witnesses, collected almost entirely remotely. And witness belongs only to the Syrian opposition,” – said in depodesta. The foreign Ministry stressed that neither the USSR nor Russia never, under any circumstances, is not sent abroad munitions used to deliver chemical warfare agents.
“We insist on an early direction in Khan Shaykhun on the Syrian air base “Sirat”, which allegedly was kept herbarias with sarin, experts, MOPS (OPCW Mission to establish facts of use of chemical weapons in Syria, MOFS – approx. TASS) to conduct a professional and impartial investigation. Achieving this goal is possible only with observance of all provided by the CWC (Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons – approx. TASS) procedures”, – stated in the message.
The incident in Khan Sheyhun, located in the Syrian province of Idlib, which was allegedly used chemical weapons occurred on April 4. According to the defense Ministry of the Russian Federation, Syrian aircraft bombed militants of the shop, where they produced toxic chemicals. Washington accused Damascus of using chemical weapons, and then on the night of April 7, the U.S. Navy on the Syrian military airport in HOMS province.