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4/16, 4:18 PM (Source: TeleTrader.com)
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Moscow blames US, UK for 'staging' Douma chemical attack

Russian ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alexander Shulgin (pictured first from right) accused the United States for enabling the chemical attack in Douma through partnerships with certain "non-governmental" organizations, as well as the United Kingdom, and stated that Russia has "irrefutable" evidence to support that claim. The White Helmets, the Russian official claimed, were an active participant in the operation.

"Everything has been developing according to the script that was prepared in Washington," Shulgin asserted.

He went on to allege that the incident in Douma, where dozens of people died, was used as an excuse by the Western powers to conduct airstrikes against the forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad. "The United States, the United Kingdom, France and some other countries after the "fake" addition from the White Helmets and their ilk in Douma, immediately pounced upon the Syrian authorities with accusations," Shulgin said.

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