The probability of chemical provocation of militants in Idlib is still high. A hospital poisoning agent, sarin, was delivered to the hospital of the provincial capital. This was stated at the briefing by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
“Unfortunately, it is too early to speak about the failure of this scenario supported by the West. There is information about the ongoing so-called chemical preparations – the “Nusrovtsi” are engaged in deliveries of chemical weapons to allied illegal armed formations. The military poisonous substance sarin was delivered to the national hospital of Idlib, “the diplomat said.
Maria Zakharova also noted that the main role in the provocation can be played by the “White Helmets”, hundreds of representatives of which participate in the preparatory work. Nevertheless, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expresses hope that the agreements on Idlib that were reached between Turkey and Russia on September 17 in Sochi “will have a sobering effect on provocateurs.”
Recall, last Monday at a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a decision was made to create a demilitarized zone 15-20 kilometers deep along the line of contact of the sides around the so-called Great Idlib. The agreement allowed to avoid a military operation to clean up the northeast Syria and, in the opinion of the President of Turkey, to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.
Arrangements for Idlib, beneficial to all parties to the conflict, were, as a consequence, to make provocation with chemical weapons meaningless. Nevertheless, as follows from the statement of Maria Zakharova, the militants and their foreign sponsors still did not abandon their plans.
The representative of the Ministry of Defense, Major-General Igor Konashenkov said that the provocation in Idlib is being prepared, in late August. To stage a “chemical attack” in the city of Jisr al-Shugur, the terrorists of “Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham” delivered eight containers of chlorine, which were transferred to the militants of another terrorist group, the Islamic Party of Turkestan (banned in the Russian Federation), which in its turn The poisonous substances were taken to the village of Hallouise.
The Russian-Turkish agreements mixed all the cards of the militants, and they hastily had to change their plans. Three days ago, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, spoke about this at a meeting of the Security Council on the situation in Syria. He confirmed that preparations for the use of chemical weapons by militants and activists of the White Helm continue in the Idlib zone of de-escalation.
“There is also evidence that Jebhat an Nusra 1 (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation) recently handed over barrels of chlorine to the Jaysh Al-Izza grouping in Lataman and Kafr Zita,” Nebenzia drew attention. Apparently, giving this fact publicity also violated the plans of jihadists.
Vladimir Shapovalov, deputy director of the Institute of History and Politics of the Moscow State University, told how the probability of a new chemical provocation in Idlib is high, the Federal News Agency (FAN) said. According to the expert, Russia has done enough to uncover the criminal intent to instigate a chemical attack in Syria.
“Firstly, each of the previous cases, the Russian side carefully analyzed and presented to the world the evidence of falsification of the allegedly chemical attack. Everyone remembers these cases. Secondly, Russia has been constantly, for many weeks, not just warning the world community, but it is giving rise to ever new facts of the chemical provocation being prepared. Thirdly, Russia has concluded an agreement with Turkey, which should become the guarantor of lasting peace in the Idlib region and create a unified political platform for resolving the situation around this area by political methods, “the FAN interlocutor explained.
According to Vladimir Shapovalov, all these actions should be sufficiently convincing. Just as those conclusions on the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria, under which, among other things, signatures are also present.
“These preemptive actions on the part of Russia will have a sobering effect not only on provocateurs, but also on their sponsors, including from overseas. At the same time, I have doubts that it is possible to stop the already established mechanism. Because the United States and its “friends” in Syria have a very limited set of methods to influence the situation. The most effective of these are unjustified accusations of legitimate authority in chemical attacks. It is already obvious that the experience we have has quite clearly demonstrates that this limited arsenal of methods of provocation and falsification is applied with astonishing regularity, “the FAN source said. Syria should be on the alert: the militants did not abandon the chemical provocation The Syria should be on the alert: militants did not abandon the chemical provocation Federal News Agency / Nur Molkhem According to the expert, this kind of provocation can be held again, because it has already spent money, allocated a budget jets, and these budgets have already been mastered. But most importantly, the Americans do not have any other ideas, how else can the legitimate Syrian government and the Russian Federation be discredited. “Therefore, most likely, after all, the provocations associated with the use of chemical weapons will continue to occur. Maybe in a delayed version, perhaps under a limited or modified scenario, but one way or another the world will see another hysteria and another performance about the alleged use by Syria of chemical weapons against its people, “Vladimir Shapovalov summed up.