Russia has ‘irrefutable proof’ of Syria chemical attack being provocation

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Russia has irrefutable evidence indicating that the events in Khan Sheikhoun were a provocation, and Moscow will continue convincing the West to change their position on this matter, Russian delegation head at the Astana talks and Special Presidential Representative for Syria Alexander Lavrentyev said.

“You understand perfectly well that Russia has all the irrefutable evidence that this is a pure provocation on the part of individuals and structures that are not interested in achieving peace on Syrian soil, but unfortunately all our explanations, arguments, attempts to prove this stumble into complete misunderstanding by the West,” Lavrentyev told reporters.

“Nevertheless, we will work in this direction, try to convince the countries to change their position in relation to the government of Syria,” he added.