The Russian military proved the facts of the Syrian rebels use toxic substances. About it as transfers TASS, said Monday, November 21, the official representative of the defense Ministry major-General Igor Konashenkov.
“In the quarter, “1070”, on the southwestern outskirts of Aleppo, experts of the Ministry of defense of Russia conducted rapid identification of nine selected samples (fragments of mines, of the soil from the funnels, the drop-min), which confirmed the use of chlorine filling of ammunition and white phosphorus”, – said Konashenkov.
In addition, four Syrians affected by the militants chemical weapons, made the selection of bioassays for in-depth analysis in a special laboratory on the territory of Russia, said the representative of the Ministry of defense.
Specialists of the Russian Research center of troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection of the Armed forces continue to gather evidence of terrorist use of chemical weapons in Aleppo, said Igor Konashenkov.
Defense Ministry spokesman also noted that, “despite an invitation to work together, the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) still has not sent in Aleppo and its experts”.
Earlier the defense Ministry reported that the officers of the troops of radiation, chemical and biological protection (NBC) of the Armed forces of Russia have found evidence of the use of chemical weapons by terrorists in the South-Western part of Aleppo. In one of the districts of the city were found unexploded artillery ammunition of terrorists with chemical substances. From the point of use took samples of the soil.
In late October, the UN and the OPCW published a reportstating that the Syrian authorities used toxic gas in the province of Idlib on March 16, 2015. Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the conclusions of the experts “are mostly not supported by sufficient evidence base”.