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Russia accuses UK of staging 'fake' chemical attack in Syria

15 April 2018

Russian Federation is likely to call for a meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss US, British and French air strikes on Syria, one of its lawmakers says.

USA allies have offered strong words of support for Washington but no clear military plans have yet emerged.

Russian Federation says there is no evidence of a chemical attack in Douma and has warned the United States and its allies against carrying out any military strike.

Russia's foreign ministry said today that Western strikes on Syria came as the country had "a chance of a peaceful future." the Russian government's response came after U.S., United Kingdom and France launched precision strikes on Syrian chemical research and storage facilities in the capital city of Damascus. "Russia was supposed to guarantee Assad would not use chemical weapons, and Russian Federation did the opposite".

And last year's strikes against Syria don't seem to have deterred the Syrian government from using chemical weapons again.

Wednesday: Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russian military inspectors found no evidence of a chemical attack.

"Before we took action, the United States communicated with the Russian Federation to reduce the danger of any Russian or civilian casualties", Huntsman said. He asked U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres to call an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council for Friday.

The investigators, who are only mandated to determine if chemical weapons were used and not who used them, were expected to start their investigations into the Douma incident on Saturday, the Netherlands-based agency said. "Could be very soon or not so soon at all!" A week later, the government regained full control of the town following a surrender deal with the rebels there, and on Sunday it deployed another 5,000 security forces in Douma.

Russia accuses UK of staging 'fake' chemical attack in Syria