RUSSIAN MILITARY DENIES CHEMICAL WEAPONS’ USE IN SYRIA’S E. GHOUTA
No chemical weapons were used in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, said, on Friday.
“I would like to reiterate, there was not and there is not, any chemical weapons used in Eastern Ghouta,” Konashenkov said, in a statement.
His comment came after some Western media reports on Thursday, about the alleged use of chemical weapons, in the Syrian settlement of Hamoryah, recently.
Konashenkov said, the Russian Defence Ministry, had been repeatedly informed that, militant groups, controlled by the United States and Britain, were preparing a provocation, to accuse Syria and its allies of using chemical weapons.
He said, Russian, Western and Arab media representatives, working in Hamoryah, had interviewed the people, who were leaving, asking whether a chemical attack had taken place in the morning.
Not a single resident had heard anything about a chemical attack, he said.
Source: NAM News Networkhttps://syrianewsgazette.com/russian-military-denies-chemical-weapons-use-in-syrias-e-ghouta/General