Russia’s Defence Ministry said on Friday that Britain was involved faking a suspected chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma. Syria and its main ally Russia deny a chemical attack took place, Reuters reports.
In a televised briefing on Friday, Russia’s Ministry of Defence repeated the government’s stance that the attack was faked, adding that it had proof that Britain participated in its staging. (Photo: UK Prime Minister, Theresa May. The Times)
“We have… evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organizing this provocation,” defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.
Konashenkov said that Russia knew “for sure” that between April 3-6, the White Helmets – a group which helps civilians in opposition-held territory in Syria – were “under severe pressure specifically from London to produce as quickly as possible this pre-planned provocation.”
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British U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce denied Britain was in any way involved. This is grotesque, it is a blatant lie, it is the worst piece of fake news we’ve yet seen from the Russian propaganda machine,” Pierce told reporters.
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