“In 2013, President Putin and his government promised the world that they would guarantee the elimination of Syria's chemical weapons,” Trumps said.
Though, as to the President, the weapon was not eliminated.
“Assad's chemical attack - and today's response - are the direct result of Russia's failure to keep that promise. Russia must decide if it will continue down this dark path, or if it will join with civilized nations as a force for stability and peace,” Trump added.
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.
As at April 13, Germany and Italy refused to participate in the possible military operation in Syria.