MOSCOW, April 7. /TASS/. Permanent representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov believes that the impact of the US on the Syrian air base in the province of HOMS, has all the hallmarks of a provocation. This opinion he expressed in an interview with the Euronews TV channel.

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“What happened in the last 48 or 72 hours in Syria, has all the signs of provocations,” he said, calling the airstrikes “irresponsible behavior” that violates international law.

Chizhov noted that the international representatives had to go to the place of events (a chemical attack in Idlib, approx. Q. TASS) and to investigate. “International observers, if they’d been allowed to come, would establish that the responsibility for this chemical, a very tragic incident, are militants so-called moderate opposition, not the Syrian government,” he said .

“Unfortunately, the decision about the missile strikes was made by Washington, without the presence of the hard facts,” concluded Chizhov.

On Thursday the U.S. Armed forces by order of the President of Donald trump has launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the military airport in the Syrian province of HOMS. A rocket attack was a response to the intended application of April 4 chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib. The US government believes that this airfield was started by the alleged chemical attack.