Russia expects OPCW to present impartial report on situation in Syria’s Douma – ministry

Moscow expects inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to present an impartial report on the situation in the Syrian city of Douma, where chemical weapons were allegedly used on April 7, in the near future, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. A group of OPCW experts, which arrived in Douma on April 21 visited the site of the alleged chemical attack twice, she told reporters. “For its part, Russia is providing maximum assistance, primarily, in ensuring security,” the spokeswoman said. She added that Moscow expects “an impartial investigation into the circumstances of the incident and an early report from the OPCW inspectors,” TASS said.