Soil Analysis in Douma Didn’t Reveal Any Poisonous Substances – Russian MoD

BREAKINGSoil Analysis in Douma Didn’t Reveal Any Poisonous Substances – Russian MoDMiddle East17:18 11.04.2018(updated 17:38 11.04.2018) Get short URL2110

The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces revealed the results of analysis of Syrian Douma soil taken immediately after the alleged chemical attack.

“I want to emphasize that on April 9, a day after the alleged chemical attack in the Douma, Russian military specialists in the field of radiation, chemical and biological defense, as well as military doctors arrived directly to the site of the alleged incident,” Deputy Commandant of the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff, Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznihir said.

He noted that the experts “took soil samples, collected fragments from the so-called place of the alleged chemical weapons attack,” stressing that their expertise “showed the absence of nerve agents and chlorine-containing poisonous substances.”

“As a result of the examination of the territory, the visit to the medical facility shown on the set of the White Helmets, the interview of the medical staff and the patients, neither facts of the use of poisonous substances nor injured among the inhabitants of this city were detected,” he stressed.

Hazram Poisonous Substances Workshop

A militant workshop for the production of explosive items with poisonous substances had been found in the Syrian town of Hazram at the beginning of March, according to Armed Forces of the Russian Federation General Staff.

Russian military police will be deployed in the Syrian town of Duma in Eastern Ghouta on April 12, according to the Deputy Commandant.

“Starting tomorrow, in order to ensure security, maintain law and order and organize assistance to the local population units of the Russian military police will be deployed in the town of Duma,” Poznikhir said.

He stressed that the residents of Eastern Ghouta were provided with the necessary humanitarian assistance, both through the United Nations and the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation.