Ukrainian forces have begun “massive” shelling of residential areas in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic.
The White Helmets are staging provocations involving chemical weapons to provide foreign powers with justification for intervention into Syria.
The OPCW recently announced that it is planning to send a mission to Syria to probe an alleged poison gas attack.
Earlier, pro-Kremlin disinformation has claimed that both the 2017 attack in Khan Sheikhoun and 2018 in Douma were faked. UN-OPCW Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun. On April 10 2018 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. In June, the OPCW members granted it power to assign blame for chemical attacks.