Of the Syrian government forces did not use chemical weapons. This statement was made by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the St Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF-2017), his words RIA Novosti reported.
“Assad of these weapons was not used. It was all done by people who wanted to blame”,— said Putin.
He also said that Russia is defending Syria is not Assad personally and the Syrian state. The same position he expressed on may 30 in an interview with the newspaper Figaro. The Russian leader said that immediately after the appearance of information on the use of chemical weapons in Syria, Moscow has invited all interested parties to conduct an inspection of the aerodrome, which allegedly flew the planes supposedly dropped internationally banned shells.
According to him, 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.
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.