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The provocation in Salisbury gave the last argument to exclude Russia from the discussion on chemical problems in Syria

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The provocation in Salisbury gave the last argument to exclude Russia from participation in the discussion on chemical problems in Syria.



Conspiracy theory, no evidence given of a "provocation".

Repeating recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about chemical weapons use in Syria and Sergei Skripal poisoning.  euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=syria+chemical+weapons&disinfo_issue=&date=, , euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=,

On Saturday, a high number of civilians were killed in the besieged Syrian city of Douma, with evidence pointing towards another chemical attack by the regime, according to the EU.

On April 10 Russia vetoed a U.S.-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have created a new inquiry to ascertain blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

Joint Investigative Mechanism found Syria’s Government responsible for last year’s attack in Khan Shaykhun.

In September 2017, the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic summarized 33 separate incidents where it had found use of chemical weapons. Since then there have been several additional suspected chemical attacks. Between March 2013 and March 2017, the Commission documented 25 incidents of chemical weapons use in the Syrian Arab Republic, of which 20 were perpetrated by government forces and used primarily against civilians. 


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Reported in: Issue 103
Date: 01.04.2018
Language: Russian
Country: UK, Syria
Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Chemical weapons/attack, Syrian War
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: ‘Pyatyi kanal’ TV channel (in Russian: ‘The Fifth channel’ / «Пятый канал»)
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