Russia has denounced the findings of a team of UN investigators into a poison gas attack in Syria as, “preconceived” and “politicised”.
The Russian reaction came after the UN report, which confirms the use of the nerve agent Sarin, was taken as proof by Western nations that Syrian President, Bashar al-Assad was behind the attack.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, who met on Wednesday with President Assad, said the UN report was prepared “selectively and incompletely”. Russia maintains Syrian rebels were behind the chemical attack.
As civilian volunteers train on how to react to any future attacks, the US, Britain and France are drawing up a UN resolution enforcing a deal hashed out at the weekend compelling Syria to list and decommission its chemical weapons