Russia calls the UN Security Council emergency meeting after the USA, Great Britain and France launched airstrikes in Syria, as Vladimir Putin, Russia’s President, stated, the Kremlins’ press office reported.
“Without sanctions of the UN Security Council and violating the UN Charter an act of aggression was committed against a sovereign state, which is at the forefront of the struggle with terrorism,” the Kremlin’s press office quoted Russia’s President.
According to Putin, the USA with such actions worsens the humanitarian disaster in Syria, makes the civilians suffer, panders the terrorists, who have been tortured the Syrians for seven years and provokes a new wave of refugees.
Putin claims that Russian military experts after visiting the place of the supposed chemical attack in Syria, have not found any evidence of chloride or any other poisonous substance use. Besides, according to Russia’s President, none of the local residents confirmed the fact of the chemical attack.
Putin stated, that the current escalation of the situation in Syria causes a destructive effect on the entire international relations system.
On April 7, the volunteer organizations reported that the chemical attack at Douma, the East Ghouta took place. As a result of this attack at least 70 people died. The Syrian government and Russia called this information untrue, while the US and allies have blamed Bashar al-Assad for the attack.
Later U.S. President Donald Trump announced about a coming missile attack in Syria and urged Russia to be prepared. Also, the British troops prepare for the operation.
In its turn, Russia’s Foreign Ministry claimed that the missiles should aim the ‘terrorists’. The General Staff of Russia recommended the US and its allies to restore Syrian Raqqa instead of threats.
Also, on April 12, President Trump specified when the US will attack Syria.
Britain’s and France’s armies started preparing for the military response. As at April 13, Germany and Italy refused to participate in the possible military operation in Syria.