Russia gets hundreds of orders for MC-21 new medium-haul airlinerBusiness & Economy May 25, 13:27
Russia, Philippines ready to sign documents on cooperation in various spheres — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy May 25, 13:23
NATO secretary general says 2011 bombardment of Libya aimed at protecting civiliansWorld May 25, 13:06
Press review: Kiev’s Russian rail cut and Montenegrin opposition’s Russian Crimea stancePress Review May 25, 13:00
Stoltenberg says Russia needs to stop supporting Donbass to improve relations with NATOWorld May 25, 12:41
Russian rotocraft maker expects to sign deal with Defense Ministry on Mi-38 deliveriesMilitary & Defense May 25, 12:31
Death toll from fires in Russia’s Krasnoyarsk region rises to threeWorld May 25, 12:18
Iran expects supplies from Russia within oil-for-food dealBusiness & Economy May 25, 12:16
NATO chief underlines importance of full implementation of Minsk agreementsWorld May 25, 12:07
ALEPPO/Syria/, November 25. /TASS/. Russian military experts have obtained evidence that mustard gas was used against civilians in the Syrian province of Aleppo, experts with Russia’s Troops of Radiological, Chemical and Biological Defense announced Friday.
The experts analyzed an unexploded projectile found in the village of Ma'arat Umm Hawsh in Northern Aleppo in September. It contained up to 1.5 liters of an unknown black oily liquid.
"An express analysis of its content by a portable infrared spectrometer revealed the presence of a chemical warfare blister agent known as yperite, or mustard gas," the experts said.
After samples were taken, the projectile was securely sealed and brought to a lab in the Russian Reconciliation Center in Aleppo for further study.
The September attack left more than 40 people injured. Some of the victims described symptoms similar to the use of mustard gas, banned since 1923.
Previously, Russian experts obtained evidence of the use of chlorine and white phosphorus in attacks in Syria.