Russia pledged its continuing support for the Syrian regime on Wednesday, despite a horrific sarin-gas attack on the village of Khan Sheikhun in opposition-held Idlib province on Tuesday.
“The Russian Federation and its military are continuing… to support the anti-terrorism operation and liberation of the country, which is being conducted by the Syrian armed forces,” said Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov.
A Russian foreign ministry spokesperson also called on the United Nation’s Security Council should urge the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to launch a fact-finding mission in Syria.
“It is crucial to call upon an OPCW fact-finding mission in charge of investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” said Maria Zakharova, according to Interfax.
Source: News Now/ AFP/ Albawaba News Online