UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Russia has accused Britain of staging a fake chemical attack in Syria, a charge Britain called a “blatant lie.”

On April 13, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said that Moscow had evidence that last weekend’s alleged chemical attack in Douma was fabricated by foreign agents.

Konashenkov said that he had proof of “Britain’s direct involvement” in staging a fake attack, but did not provide evidence.

Konashenkov’s comments were corroborated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who said that Russian specialists who examined the attack found no trace of chemical weapons.

However, Western countries and Syria activists said that they have proof the attack on Douma took place.

The suspected chemical attack was reportedly carried out by the Syrian government on April 7 and killed more than a dozen people in Douma.