The alleged gas attack, which Syrian activists say killed more than 40 people, prompted punitive US, British and French airstrikes. The countries opposing the Russian stance like the USA, U.K., and France said that allowing the Syrian government, whose collusion with Russia is well-known, to use these weapons is endangering worldwide security.
Syrian authorities distribute bread, vegetables and pasta to Douma residents.
After Trump tweeted that Russian Federation and Syria should "get ready" for incoming missiles, it appears they moved assets to more protected locations, potentially limiting the available targets for the strike.
OPCW director-general Ahmet Uzumcu said the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) had chose to carry out reconnaissance at two sites in the town of Douma before the inspectors would visit them.
The Associated Press spoke to survivors, who said they encountered a powerful smell like chlorine. Several said a unusual smell started spreading and people screamed, "It's chlorine!"
OPCW inspectors have made it to Douma.
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They would join tens of thousands who have been transferred in recent weeks from rebel-held areas around Damascus to areas in northern Syria controlled by rebel groups.
Russian military police were ready to help protect the OPCW experts on their visit to Douma, said Maj.
Maj. -Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko said "a Syrian security employee received light wounds during the crossfire".
Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the USA military had kept its strikes limited because it knew a wider attack would spark retaliation from Damascus and its allies and inflame the region. In comparison, Israel is suspected of carrying out a silent but lethal air war against Iranian-aligned militias in Syria, though it seldom ever comments on whether it took part in specific strikes, and always after the fact.
Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said missiles did not hit any of the air bases. Russian Federation and Syria have always been considered allies.
However, Russia has repeatedly denied all allegations.
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The lack of access to Douma has left unanswered questions about the attack.
Syrian authorities were offering 22 people to interview as witnesses instead, he said, adding that he hoped "all necessary arrangements will be made ... to allow the team to deploy to Douma as soon as possible".
OPCW Director-General Ahmet Uzumcu told a closed-door meeting of his organization that it remains unclear when the team will be able to deploy to Douma, U.K. Ambassador Peter Wilson told reporters in The Hague.
Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar Al Jaafari had said the fact-finding mission would begin its work in Douma on Wednesday if the UN security team deemed the situation there to be safe enough.
The Western countries blame Assad for the Douma attack that killed dozens of people. The Arab country and Russian Federation have suggested that the raid may have been a false flag aimed at justifying the Western military raids.
Given that 11 days have passed since the attack, some chemicals might be harder to trace.
Nuseir, 25, said he ran from the shelter to a nearby clinic and fainted. "They themselves show actions are not going to follow". The Army of Islam surrendered Douma two days later.
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