The question of what happened in Khan Shaykhun on April 4 remains unanswered. Russia’s critical attitude to the work methods and the conclusions of the report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) in Syria on this matter is well known.
The humanitarian situation in Syria remains complex. According to the UN, 13.5 million Syrians - or more than half of the country’s population - need assistance. Of the UN 2017 humanitarian appeal for Syria of $3.4 billion, so far $702 million has been allocated by donors.
Twenty-five years ago, several independent states, former Republics of the Soviet Union signed the Collective Security Treaty, and 10 years later they established the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).