Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed confidence that a number of European countries supported the US attack on the Syrian airfield shirt used by government forces to establish a relationship with the American leader Donald trump. The head of state expressed on Tuesday, April 11, following talks with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella, reports TASS.
“Everyone wants to restore relations with the Western community after thanks to the former administration of the USA, many European countries took antaranews position during the election campaign in the United States (…) a Very good platform for consolidation — Syria, Russia, have a common enemy. Wonderful! We are willing to tolerate,” — said the Russian President.
At the same time, he hoped that the situation will change and “everything does come to some kind of positive interaction.”
At the press conference, Putin also commented on the accusations against Damascus concerning the use of chemical weapons in Idlib province. “I remember our wonderful writers Ilf and Petrov. I want to say: “it’s Boring, girls — we have all seen, watched”,” he said.
The Russian leader has reminded that the similar situation was in Iraq in 2003. Then the representatives of the United States demonstrated in the UN Security Council chemical weapons allegedly discovered in that country, and then there began a military campaign.
April 4 at controlled Syrian opposition Khan shaykhun (Idlib province) an unidentified aircraft was dumped chemical munitions. Killing at least 70 people and hundreds were injured. Washington was accused of organizing attacks by the Syrian authorities, after which the U.S. military on the orders trump struck cruise missiles on a government air base Shirt. Who exactly used chemical weapons, remains unclear, and Damascus is his involvement in the attack rejects. In Moscow, in turn, believe that Washington used the events in Idlib as a pretext to demonstrate power.