Russia will oppose attempts to undermine the credibility of the OPCW, said the foreign Ministry

© AFP 2018 / ANP/Lex van LieshoutШтаб-apartment of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons in the Hague. Archival photoRussia will oppose attempts to undermine the credibility of the OPCW, said the foreign Ministry© AFP 2018 / ANP/Lex van Lieshout

Russia will continue to oppose the destructive policy pursued by the US and partners to undermine the credibility of the OPCW, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

«Together with our allies and like-minded people will resist such a destructive line, openly aimed at the erosion of the basis of international law and multilateral agreements,» she said.

At the end of June, the States parties at the special session of the Conference of the States parties to the Convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons (KSU CWC) in the Hague voted on the proposed by great Britain the decision to extend the mandate of the OPCW that allows organizations to establish accountability in himatakah. In connection with procedural issues, the decision was passed by an absolute minority of votes and 82 out of 193.

Before the members of the KSU CWC voted in favour of the adoption of the draft budget for 2019, providing for the increase of $ 2.4 million. These funds should be directed towards the creation of a mechanism to identify the perpetrators.

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