Putin warns against provocation, speculation on alleged chemical attack in Syria

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow will not accept “provocation and speculation” around the latest suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, the Kremlin said.
Putin made the remarks during a telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Xinhua quoted a Kremlin statement as saying.
“The two leaders also discussed the situation in Syria, including chemical attack accusations made by a number of Western states against official Damascus. Russia’s position — that it is unacceptable to use this as an opportunity for provocation and speculation – was conveyed,” the statement read.
On Saturday, local activists said the Syrian forces used chlorine gas in an attack against Douma, the last rebel-held area in the Eastern Ghouta.