Putin to Merkel: US, Allies’ ‘Aggression’ in Syria Violates International Law

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The latest airstrike by the US, the UK and France on Syria is an act of aggression and the violation of the international law, Russia President Vladimir Putin said during talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to s statement, issued after the talks, both countries have agreed to resume a political process, including the Geneva and Astana platforms.

Last Saturday, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched strikes on a number of targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Douma.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the three countries fired over 100 cruise and air-to-surface missiles, most of which were shot down by Syrian air defenses.

The attack came the same day that the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) mission was set to start the probe into the alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, which the West had immediately blamed on Damascus.

Following the accusations, the Syrian government has strongly denied being behind the alleged attack and stated that the missile strike was “brutal aggression.”