Sputnik made the first statement by the Russian Defense Ministry yesterday:
"The aircraft belonging to the Russian Air-Space Force did not bomb the Idlib's Khan Sheikh region, British Reuters news agency claimed that Russian planes might have launched a chemical attack on Khan Sheikh. The first source to announce the attack, London-based Syrian Human Rights Observatory did not say a single word about Russia being involved in the incident but Reuters managed to relay the message wrong.''
The Russian defense ministry said in its second statement that the planes belonging to the Syrian army hit a chemical weapons store in the hands of the opponents and that the toxic gas leaking from there spread to the town where dozens of people died.
The Russian defense ministry spokesman, Igor Konashenkov, used the following words in his statement on YouTube:
"Syria (air force) attacked a large ammunition and military equipment store belonging to the terrorists, east of the town of Han Sheikh, between 11:30 and 12:30 local time yesterday, and there were manufacturing facilities that produced chemical weapons ammunition."
Konashenkov said that the chemical ammunition used was also used by rebels in Aleppo last year and continued as follows:
"The symptoms of the poisoned victims seen on social media footage are the same as those seen in Aleppo last fall."