Russia has presented the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) some evidence that the incident with the possible use of chemical agents in the Syrian province of Idlib is staged. This was announced Wednesday in an interview with TASS, Russia’s permanent representative at the organization of Alexander Shulgin.
According to him, in the Hague hosted a meeting of the Executive Council of the OPCW in the course of which the word, in particular, was given to the Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control, the Russian foreign Ministry Mikhail Ulyanov. “Upon learning that the Russian representative is planning to accompany his speech with demonstration photos, Western partners tried to prevent it, – said Shulgin. – Ultimately, however, Ulyanov was allowed to show photos from the scene of the incident.”
“The photos were important, as they aimed at the production character of those videos that we saw on YouTube, shot in the hot pursuit of the April 4 events,” the diplomat drew attention. “Judging by the photos presented by Ulyanov, in the voiced version of the use of chemical weapons has many inconsistencies”.
“It is stated, for example, that sarin was used, which is the strongest poisonous substance,” he said, “doctors know that as a result of the application of sarin, the pupils contract, while in the photographs it is seen that the pupils are dilated”.
“The second discrepancy is the nature of the shell crater, which was referred to by humanitarian organizations, illustrating their story about the crimes of the Syrian regime,” said Shulgin. “The crater is clearly not from an aerial bomb or missile, but rather suggests that it was organized explosion of a small ammunition on the ground with the addition of some chemicals. In this connection, our representative expressed the hope that colleagues will be able to respond to the proposal of Russia and Iran for an urgent investigation.”