Russian Foreign Ministry: Moscow refuses to cooperate with the OPCW team in Syria
The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday the rejection of Moscow to support the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) concerning the chemical attack in Syria.
The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement after the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons released a report last Friday, which concluded that the Assad regime was responsible for the heinous attack on Douma city, killing 34 civilians and suffocating about 500 others.
The statement pointed out that “the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is illegitimate”, affirming that “Moscow has no intention to cooperate with it due to principled considerations.”
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said in a report on Friday that the Assad regime was responsible for the chemical attack that targeted Douma city in Eastern Ghouta in 2018.
While several Western countries pledged to hold the Assad regime accountable for its use of toxic gases in eight separate attacks in Syria.
The report of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is the third of its kind that holds the Assad regime responsible for the use of toxic gases in its attacks against civilians. The report held Assad regime responsible for two attacks, the first in Al-Lataminah, north of Hama, in 2017, and the second in Saraqib, east of Idleb, in 2018.