• The Russian military will join in the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in Aleppo

  • Experts of the defense Ministry of scientific center of troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection (NBC) will investigate the chemical weapons used by militants in Aleppo, Syria. On Thursday, November 3, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov.

    According to him, specialists NBC on Thursday arrived in the city, to take samples near the scene. If they revealed toxic chemicals and decomposition products, they will be sent for analysis to Russia in having the accreditation of the OPCW laboratory and Science center of Troops of radiation, chemical corps.

    The official representative of the Russian defense Ministry recalled that in Aleppo wishing at all costs to break through the ring of defence Syrian army fighters repeatedly used toxic chemicals. So, on 30 October in the South-West of the city after the use of chemical weapons killed two Syrian soldiers, 37 civilians were injured.

    28 October, Russia's permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the report on the use by the Syrian authorities of chemical weapons, submitted to the security Council of the world organization, has no legal force, and his conclusions are unconvincing.and "full of contradictions".

    27 October, the UN security Council held a closed meeting on the situation with the use of toxic substances in Syria, and discussed the report prepared by the UN and the OPCW.

    22 Oct in the UN security Council had before it a report prepared on the basis of a 13-month investigation the UN and the OPCW. According to the document, the government of Syria responsible for the chemical attack in the village of Caminas (Idlib province) on 16 March 2015.

    In August the UN and the OPCW have accused the Syrian authorities of two cases of use of chemical substances for military purposes. Responsibility for another attack laid on the militants of the banned in Russia grouping "Islamic state", in addition, in six cases the perpetrators could not be established.

    Allegations of using chemical weapons repeatedly put forward against the government of Bashar al-Assad. In September 2013, Syria pledged to destroy all chemical weapons Arsenal by signing the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons. The last part of chimurenga was removed from the country June 23, 2014.


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