The fact that preparations for war are underway is an obvious thing. Next year they will allocate almost 6% of Ukraine’s GDP for defence. For comparison: Russia allocates 3%, many NATO countries only 2%. It’s almost $ 5 billion … This is more than enough to continue to rearm the Ukrainian army and make it dangerous enough both for Donbas and for Russia from the point of view of Crimea.
Damascus is facing unfounded accusations regarding the use of chemical weapons and war crimes.
Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative absolving the Syrian regime of responsibility for chemical attacks.
The OPCW’s Fact-Finding Mission confirmed that people in Khan Shaykhun were exposed to sarin, a chemical weapon, on 4 April 2017. The JIM found Syria’s Government responsible for the attack.
And in September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria summarised 33 separate incidents where it had found the use of chemical weapons.
On April 10 2018, Russia vetoed a US-drafted UN 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 the power to assign blame for chemical attacks.
The United Nations Human Rights Council blamed the Syrian government forces for the attack.
Read more about chemical attacks in Syria here and here, and other cases claiming that the White Helmets used chemical weapons in Syria in order to accuse the Assad government and that the White Helmets have falsified chemical attacks evidence.