MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said it was unacceptable to make “groundless” accusations over this week’s suspected chemical weapons attack in a Syrian province.
The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin had discussed the issue with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a telephone conversation.
The statement said Putin had “highlighted that it was unacceptable to make groundless accusations against anyone without conducting a detailed and unbiased investigation.”
Scores were reported killed by a suspected Syrian government chemical attack in Idlib province and the U.S. government has suggested forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were responsible. Russia has said it was too early to accuse the Syrian government and called for an investigation.
Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin, writing by Sujata Rao