UN 27 Oct. /TASS/. Russia has started examining the report of the investigative Commission of the UN and the OPCW, where Damascus is accused of the use of sarin in the city of Khan shaykhun on 4 April. This was stated on Thursday at the permanent mission to the UN.
“We began a careful study of the document that has a complex technical nature. This work should involve the relevant professionals from various agencies,” – said the press Secretary of the permanent mission Fedor Strzygowski.
According to him, the Russian side is “once again” surprised “direct quotes from an internal document of the UN security Council shamelessly cites Western news agencies.”
Earlier, the AFP news Agency published excerpts from a confidential report of the Joint OPCW-UN to investigate chemical attacks in Syria (CMP), according to which “the Syrian Arab Republic responsible for the use of sarin gas in Khan Sheyhun 4 April 2017”.
During the work of the CMP, established in 2015, had made accusations against Damascus. In one of my previous reports, the investigators blamed for three cases of the use of chemical agents in Syria on government forces, and another one on the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia). 24 Oct Russia vetoed the US prepared a resolution extending the term of the Commission until November 2018, called to wait for the publication of the report.
UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, said that he fully trusts the Commission.