BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – “Syrian Government forces found chlorine in containers, the most dangerous kind of chemical weapons, from Germany and smoke pellets produced in – attention – Salisbury, Great Britain,” in Eastern Ghouta’s liberated areas, said Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova during her weekly briefing in Moscow, on Thursday.

“This fact is hard to comment on, as it is horrendous and undermines faith in the humanity of certain states,” she said.

Commenting on what she called “staged” footage of chemical attacks, Zakharova said “it is a mixture of hurriedly made stories and not understanding what they are talking about,” adding that it is “absolutely, 100 percent fake.”

Zakharova said that Russia and Syria had “repeatedly announced the existence of data suggesting that militants were preparing a provocation with chemical weapons” but “it still remains unnoticed by the West, the Western mainstream [media], which do everything possible to ignore it.”

The UK-government funded ‘White Helmets’ alleged that chemical-filled munitions were dropped over Douma on April 7 causing the deaths of dozens. The claim has been denied by Damascus and Moscow, who called the allegations a “fabrication.”

On April 14 the US, UK and France launched airstrikes against multiple government targets in Damascus as a response to the alleged chemical attack against Syrian civilians.

Video credit: Ruptly

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