Voices from Russia

Friday, 7 April 2017

Putin Believed US Attack on Syria Violated International Law


D S Peskov, President Putin’s media contact, stated:

President Putin regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation. He believes the strikes were in violation of international law and under an invented pretext. The Syrian army doesn’t have chemical weapons, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a special UN unit, observed and confirmed this. Putin sees the US missile strike on Syria as an attempt to distract attention from civilian casualties in Iraq. This step deals significant damage to US-Russian ties, which are already in a deplorable state.

7 April 2017



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