Russian and French presidents Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron discussed by phone the situation in Syria after the strikes by the U.S. and its allies، the Kremlin press service said on Monday in a statement، according to TASS News agency.
“Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone. They discussed the situation in Syria after the missile and bomb strikes by the U. S. and its allies.
“The Russian side stressed that this action، which was a gross violation of international law، led to an additional complication of the political settlement of the Syrian crisis،” the Kremlin said.
During the conversation، Putin also informed Macron about the Russian humanitarian efforts in Syria.
“Putin informed [Macron] about the Russian efforts aimed at easing the humanitarian situation in Syria، which are being made along with the partners under the Astana format،” the Kremlin said.
The U. S.، the UK and France carried out strikes on Syria on April 14 following the reports of a chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Duma، which they believe was carried out by the Syrian government.
Moscow and Damascus refuted the accusations، saying that the chemical attack was staged، and condemned the Western strikes.