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Russia’s UK envoy blasts Paris, London for automatically backing US policy on Syria

April 13, 17:36 UTC+3 LONDON

The Russian ambassador to the UK believes that Washington’s current policy towards Syria poses a threat to security in the region

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Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko

Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko

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LONDON, April 13. /TASS/. Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko believes that Washington’s current policy against Syria poses a great danger to security in the region and beyond, and Paris and London support it almost automatically.

"We are witnessing very dangerous developments in Syria. The current US politics supported almost mechanically by France and the UK is becoming a threat to peace and security in the region and beyond," the diplomat said at a news conference in London on Friday.

Yakovenko believes that international community should not remain idle and should voice concern over actions that the US and its allies are planning to take.

On Monday, US President Donald Trump threatened to take military actions against Syria’s authorities over the alleged use of combat chemical agents in the Syrian city of Douma near Damascus. Moscow warned Washington of serious effects of the possible US’ strike over Syria if Russian citizens are injured in this operation.

A number of NGOs, including the White Helmets, stated that chemical weapons were used in Eastern Ghouta on April 7. The Russian Foreign Ministry slammed this report as fake news. The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the White Helmets are an unreliable source of information and are notorious for disseminating falsified material. Representatives from the Russian Reconciliation Center for the Opposing Sides examined Douma on April 9, and found no trace of any use of chemical weapons there.

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