For several days, Russian media has been reporting that the nation’s military has information on a ‘false flag’ chemical weapon attack set to take place in Syria in the coming days.
The Russian Defense Ministry claims that a staged chlorine attack by the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham militant group, previously known as Al-Nusra Front, in the Idlib governorate is going to be used to justify US strikes in Syria.
"We will continue acting this way if we see new confirmed cases of the chemical weapons use," Macron said.
"France can't appoint future Syrian leaders…But it is our duty and in our interests to make sure that Syrian people are able to do this," he said.
Speaking further, the French president said he feared a serious humanitarian crisis in the Syrian province of Idlib, adding that France expected that Russia and Turkey would put pressure on the Syrian authorities in connection with the situation in the province of Idlib.
The speech comes several days after the Russian Defense Ministry accused the United States, the United Kingdom and France of preparing to carry out new strikes against Syria under the pretext of a false flag, namely, a falsified government chemical weapons attack.
A group of militants trained under the guidance of a private British military company, Olive, to work with poisonous substances has arrived in Idlib, the Ministry added.
Russian warships have sailed through the Bosphorus into the Mediterranean in response to US President Trump’s threats to strike Syria.
Four Russian navy ships, including Project 266M Natya 1 class minesweeper, Valentin Pikul 770, ВМФ Project 22870 ЧФ BSF and rescue tug Prof Nikolay Muru, were spotted heading to the Russian navy base in Syria’s Tartus.
They include 6 frigates with at least three are armed with Calibr cruse missiles ( Admiral Grigorovich Admiral Essen ), anti-submarine destroyer Severomorsk, cruiser Marshal Ustinov, frigate Yaroslav Mudri, frigate Pitliv, rocket launcher ship Visni Volocek,Buyan class corvette Veliki Ustiug armed with Calibr missile cruse, Buyan-M class corvette Grad Sviyazhsk, and at least 3-4 submarines.
More importantly, the following Russian warships are already in the Mediterranean Sea:
CG Marshal Ustinov
DDG Yaroslav Mudryy
FFG Admiral Grigorovich
FFG Admiral Essen
FSG Vyshniy Volochek
FSG Grad Sviyazhsk
FSG Velikiy Ustyug
LST Nikolay Fil'chenkov
MS Valentin Pikul
SS Velikiy Novgorod
The deployment of the Russian fleet comes as the US President Donald Trump threatened to strike the Syrian Army ahead of the long-awaited battle of Idlib, where the Syrian government is expected to wipe out the FINAL enclave of "rebels" that almost took over the country.
Russian Marines and special operations troops are POURING into Syria and more equipment is on the way.
We may be seeing the beginning of the real war between the US and Russia in northeastern Syria in the Province of Idlib, Syria.
Russia has so far sent 17 warships and more are on the way. Other reports are saying Russian TU-22M3 bombers are being sent to Iran for Anti ship operations in the Med.