Important note: the word “provocation” in the English voice-over is a mistranslation from the Russian word провокация (“provokatsia”) which, in this context, clearly means “false flag operation”.  Putin is unambiguously stating that he knows that the Syrian military did not use chemical weapons but that this was a staged event.

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