Russia sees no need to extend the mandate of the joint UN and the Organisation for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) for further investigation into chemical attacks in Syria. This was stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Gennady Gatilov reporters during his visit to Israel, reports “RIA Novosti”.
According to him, Russia opposes the politicization of the investigation of chemical attacks in Syria. “The main thing is what we’re against is the politicization of this issue, this issue,” he said.
He stressed that investigation into the chemical attacks used to exert pressure on the Syrian authorities. Gatilov accused the United States of attempts to transfer the investigation of the question of the use of chemical substances as attacks during military action in Syria to the UN Security Council, “and there already to make decisions and resolutions that would allow for some other action, not excluding force”.
Earlier, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the results of the examination Commission of the UN and the OPCW is not supported by sufficient evidence to frame charges against the government of Syria.
22 Oct the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) published a report, from which it follows that Syrian government forces dropped barrels of industrial chlorine helicopters for military purposes on 16 March 2015 in the village of Kaminas Idlib province.
This is the third charge of the UN against the Syrian authorities about the use of chemical substances in the course of military action in Syria. Earlier the army of Assad were accused of using chlorine 16 March 2015 Carmine and 21 April 2014 Talmanes.