Claims of using chlorine gas in Idleb are media lies

Tuesday, 2 August, 2016 - 17:15

 The Kremlin refuted the claims by some mass media outlets about the use of chlorine gas in Idleb countryside in response to the downing of a Russian helicopter by terrorists on Monday.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in response to allegations that Saraqeb city in Idleb countryside was shelled last night with barrels containing chlorine that these claims are fabricated by the media, wondering about the sources that generated these claims.

Terrorists shot down with anti-air weapons a Russian Mi-8 transport helicopter in Idleb countryside as it was returning to Hmeimim airbase after delivering humanitarian aid to Aleppo, killing the five Russian soldiers on board.