Tillerson flies to Moscow with evidence of Russian involvement in Assad regime crimes, — media

Source : 112 Ukraine

United States Secretary of State is expected to come in Moscow on April 11-12 after the meeting of G7 ambassadors
16:00, 9 April 2017


Rex Tillerson, the United States Secretary of State, goes to Moscow next week to confront Russia with evidence of its involvement in was crimes against civilian population in Syria. This was reported by The Sunday Times.

"President Donald Trump’s secretary of state — will fly to Moscow to confront Russia with evidence that it had knowledge of, and sought to cover up, the regime’s deadly sarin strike last week that left 87 people dead," the article says.

It is noteworthy that Tillerson is expected to come in Moscow on April 11-12 after the meeting of G7 ambassadors. Boris Johnson, the UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, was to arrive in Moscow before Tillerson, however he refused to go due to situation in Syria.

At the same time, Johnson’s colleague, Michael Fallon, claimed in his article on Sunday Times that Russian Federation is to blame for civilian deaths in chemical weapons attack in Syrian Idlib province. He specified that Moscow was responsible "by proxy" as the "principal backer" of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Earlier it was reported that U.S. landed a missile strike on Syrian army. It was in America’s vital security interest, according to Trump. Syrian Defense Ministry claims significant damage to Shayrat airbase. The attack was treated as the retaliatory action in response to the recent chemical attack in Idlib province.

Ukraine also positively assessed the US missile strike on the airbase in Syria.

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