Russian President Vladimir Putin calls Syria war crimes allegations `rhetoric`

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed as "political rhetoric" accusations that war crimes had been committed in Syria`s Aleppo, speaking in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.

AFP| Updated: Oct 13, 2016, 01:05 AM IST

Paris: Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed as "political rhetoric" accusations that war crimes had been committed in Syria`s Aleppo, speaking in an interview broadcast on Wednesday.

"It`s political rhetoric that does not mean much and does not take into account the realities in Syria," Putin told France`s TF1 television

"I am deeply convinced that it is our Western partners, first and foremost of course the United States, who are responsible for the situation," he added.