UN Security Team comes under fire in Douma

Source : 112 Ukraine

The UN Security Team had to step back, delaying the arrival of the OPCW inspectors
19:00, 18 April 2018

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The UN Security Team, which is conducting an investigation in Douma (Syria), came under fire, as Ahmet Üzümcü, the Director-General of the OPCW, said in the HQ of the organization in The Hague, Reuters reported referring to the sources.

According to him, the Security Team “was forced to withdraw, delaying the arrival of chemical weapons inspectors due to visit the site”.

Related: Russia holds off OPCW access to Douma, - UK

Earlier, Great Britain informed that Russia did not let OPCW inspectors to enter Douma in Syria. Sergei Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, denied the statement. According to him, the OPCW inspectors couldn’t enter Douma due to the consequences of airstrikes conducted by the USA, France and Britain.

On April 13, the U.S. troops landed a missile strike on chemical infrastructure in Syria; the UK and France joined in. The strikes killed at least six people and dealt damage to a number of weaponry research objects. 

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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.

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.

As at April 13, Germany and Italy refused to participate in the possible military operation in Syria.

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