Russia requests UK aid agencies staged the Syrian chemical attack
The Russian Defence Priesthood alleged that the volunteer aid organisation White Helmets was instructed to “Broadway” the strike at the town of Douma in eastern Ghouta.
“We have evidence that confirms Britain was directly involved in organising this provocation,” defence clergy spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
He claimed the UK Government had put “powerful urge” on the civil defence organisations.
His shocking claims are regarded as complete jesting by Whitehall officials.
The White Helmets, also known as Syria Civil Defence, is a humanitarian organisation of for everyone 3,000 volunteers involved in search-and-rescue operations after bombings as highly as supporting aid organisations and helping with evacuations.
Russian Foreign Minister plenipotentiary Sergei Lavrov also claimed the chemical weapons attack was “present”.
He said: “We have irrefutable evidence that this was another stage-managed event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a Russophobic contest was involved in this staged event.”
Meanwhile, Russia’s ambassador to London yesterday beared the allegations about chemical weapons in Syria to intelligence failings in the run up to the 2003 encroachment of Iraq.
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At a bizarre news conference at the Russian Embassy in London, Alexander Yakovenko screened footage of a ancient Labour prime minister apologising for the blunders.
“We are witnessing very precarious developments in Syria,” the ambassador said.
“The current US politics, supported not quite mechanically by France and the UK, is becoming a threat to the peace and security in the region and beyond.”
He foretold the US and its allies had provided “no tangible proof” to back up claims the Syrian authority was responsible for the attack.
He added: “We are witnessing very dangerous developments in Syria. The inclination US politics, supported almost mechanically by France and the UK, is becoming a threat to the serenity and security in the region and beyond.”
The ambassador added his voice to the chorus of Russian exacts that the chemical weapons attack was faked.
“The Syrian government had been time again warning for at least a month that rebels prepared to stage a offence with chemical weapons in this very area.”
Mr Yakovenko suggested that international inspectors were expected in Syria on Saturday, combining: “But I believe that any delay may be used to carry out military strikes to jacket blanket up all the evidence, or lack there of, on the ground,” he said.
Mr Yakovenko was asked if he hope there was any connection between events in Syria and in Salisbury.
He said: “We can see some practicality there, because one way or another, the whole affair, the real serious interest in Salisbury was a huge provocation against my country.
“Within one month all and sundry is talking here, reading the articles, so in the eyes of the British politicians and the British mid-point Russia looks quite, to put it mildly, not in the best shape.
“What is engaging, there should be some kind of connection, because in one case here is the called chemical weapons. In the other one, I mean everything that’s happening in Douma, it’s also another one where we’re fit.
“So, there is some kind of projection of idea that Russia is staying everything what is connected with the chemical weapons, it means that they are violating the foreign law and they should be accountable.
“So basically I see the philosophical link between entire lot what happened here and in Syria. But, of course, we’re dealing with every one case on a case-by-case basis.
“It’s absolutely different story but in the mind of the also clientage, it’s a real challenge for all of us.”
Britain’s ambassador to the United Nations Karen Drill angrily rejected the Russian claims that the UK staged the chemical weapons spell on Douma.”This is grotesque, it is a blatant lie, it is the worst piece of fake announcement we’ve yet seen from the Russian propaganda machine,” she said.
The Foreign Backup said accusations made by Moscow that Britain directed the paroxysm on Douma were “ludicrous”.
A spokesman said: “Russia has wielded its UNSC proscribe six times since February 2017 to shield the Assad regime from probe for its use of chemical weapons.
“These accusations from Moscow are just the new in a number of ludicrous allegations from Russia, who have also signified that no attack ever happened.
“This simply shows their foolhardiness to pin the blame on anyone but their client: the Assad regime.
“The chemical weapons revilement in Douma last Saturday was a shocking and barbaric act that cost up to 75 fares including young children.”