Putin: Syria videos were 'provocation by militants'

Putin speaking at a press conference after the G20 summit in St Petersburg.

Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he is concerned about the effect of the Syrian conflict on the world economy.

He said video evidence of alleged chemical attacks in Syria was "provocation by the militants who expect to get help [from the West]."

He added that surveys had shown that people in the US and other Western countries were against military intervention in Syria.