Putin: Attack on Syria 'act of aggression' against sovereign state
Western countries hit Syria, although neither Russian military experts, nor local residents confirmed fact of chemical attack in the city of Douma, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated, Sputnik reports.
Putin has vehemently condemned the US-led missile strikes against Syria, which "aggravate humanitarian catatrophe, inflict suffering on civilian population and connive at terrorism."
A group of Western countries "cynically disregarded" the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) probe into an alleged chemical incident in the Syrian city of Douma and undertook military action even before the investigation is completed, according to the Russian president.
Putin added that Russian military experts had not found any traces of chlorine or any other chemicals at the site of a supposed incident, as well as "not a single local resident confirmed a chemical attack."