Putin called a provocation allegations of use of chemical weapons by the Syrian army

Evidence of use of chemical weapons by the government army of Syria does not exist. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Figaro on the results of his visit to France.

Speaking about the Syrian opposition about the shelling by chemical bombs the city of Khan shaykhun, the Russian leader said that immediately after the appearance of this information, Moscow has invited all interested parties to conduct an inspection of the aerodrome, which allegedly flew the planes supposedly dropped prohibited by international conventions ammunition.

According to Putin, the modern means of control is exactly recorded the traces of chemical weapons, but “refused to perform this test”. Also not surveyed allegedly affected area.

“In my opinion, this was done for one purpose only — to explain why the need for Assad to apply additional measures, including military nature. No evidence of the use by Assad of chemical weapons does not exist. And, in our opinion, this is simply a provocation. Assad these weapons are not used”, — Putin said.

About the “gas attack” became known on April 4. It was claimed that the planes dropped on the opposition controlled town of Khan shaykhun chemical munitions, which killed 87 people, injured about 200. The Syrian opposition and Western countries accuse the air force attack the government troops. In Damascus said that the army did not use and not to use chemical weapons on the battlefield.

On the night of 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered to launch a missile attack on the airfield shirt used by Syrian government aircraft. In all there were 58 cruise missiles.