MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Russia can prove that the footage containing the scene of an alleged use of a warfare chemical agent in the Syrian city of Douma was crudely staged by the so-called White Helmets, Alexander Shulgin, the Russian envoy to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Thursday.
He said it at a news conference where eyewitnesses of the April alleged chemical attack in Douma made their first-hand evidence.
"We can prove today that the White Helmets’ runner was a crudely staged product," Shulgin said. "Consequently, the references our Western partners - we call them ‘partners’ - make to the runner as a piece of evidence of the chemical attack are simply null and void."
"Our news briefing today was aimed to show precisely this fact," he said.