Russia said that any military interference in Syria conducted under “far-fetched or fabricated pretexts” would be “absolutely unacceptable.
The Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the latest reports about a chemical attack that allegedly affected dozens of civilians in the militant-controlled town of Douma.
The ministry pointed out that the source of the reports was the notorious “civil defense” group, the White Helmets, which has been repeatedly accused of having ties to terrorists, as well as other groups based in the USA and UK.
“The goal of this… baseless speculation is to shield the terrorists and… the radical opposition that refuse to engage in a political settlement [process], as well as to justify potential military strikes from the outside,”
In February 2018, Syrian troops began the operation to retake the area that has been under terrorist control since 2012, and Russia brokered the creation of humanitarian corridors to allow locals to escape the siege. A total of 153,240 people have left the area through humanitarian corridors since the start of the operation.
Moscow warned of “dire consequences” in the event of any military invasion, after the United Nations Security Council voted against Russian’s draft resolution to support the fact-finding mission in Syria’s Douma.
RT.com / AA Magnum News 2018.