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OPCW investigators visit 2nd site in Douma, Syria

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Two Russian state-controlled channels have used shots from a 2016 feature film as part of "evidence" to back Moscow's claim that the chemical attack in the Syrian town of Douma was staged.

Rudskoy's remarks are the latest and most direct hint that Russian Federation could supply the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with newer and more advanced anti-air systems.

We will remind, after the statement of Russian Federation about the imminent delivery of anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 "Favorite" in the Syrian Arsenal on a totally free basis, among representatives of the Israeli authorities has sparked fears for the security of the Jewish state in the presence of such weapons in the neighboring country.

A Russian military official announced Wednesday that the OPCW found no evidence of chemical weapons at the Brzeh Research Center. The three countries struck suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities in joint airstrikes a week later.

Responding to Russian plans to visit its headquarters in The Hague with the Syrians, the OPCW said it has advised the Russian delegation that "these persons should be first interviewed" by the inspectors who are in Damascus.

It was unclear who Russian Federation planned to present, but the OPCW said they have not been interviewed by investigators. The U.S., France and Britain also blamed the Syrian government, and launched punitive airstrikes a week after the attack.

Earlier, Russia's Foreign Ministry press-office reported that the OPCW arrive in Douma to investigate the chemical attack.

Meanwhile, Syrian regime carried out air strikes in Homs, Idlib and Hama provinces on Wednesday, according to White Helmets. He recalled that "even a day after those strikes when those buildings were burning and there was a lot of smoke still around you had large crowds of reporters... on the scene not wearing protective equipment", which would have been deadly in case of a chemical spill.

Al-Khatib said he and fellow activists try not to get disheartened by the fact that efforts to bring those responsible for war crimes in Syria to trial have so far been unsuccessful. "These days, however, it has become obvious that the Western coalition likes to invade sovereign states with impunity and punish those who want to stop the West from acting so", Andrei Koshkin said.

Europe hoped to use the conference to reinvigorate the faltering UN-led peace process in Geneva, but it was not clear how effective the push was.

"We need in particular Russia, Iran to exercise pressure on Damascus so that it accepts to sit at the table under United Nations auspices", Mogherini said as she arrived for the gathering, the seventh of its kind.

With fighting still raging and the northern rebel-held province of Idlib in danger of becoming a new crisis zone, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini urged Russia, Iran and Turkey to use their influence in Damascus, saying they have a "special responsibility" to establish a cease-fire and to press Assad to return to the negotiating table.

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