In a tirade against the West, Putin said the coalition had gone beyond the bounds of U.N. Security Council resolution and taken sides against Gaddafi, whose actions he suggested did not justify foreign interference.
"They said they didn’t want to kill Gaddafi. Now some officials say, yes, we are trying to kill Gaddafi," Putin said during a visit to Denmark.
"Who permitted this, was there any trial? Who took on the right to execute this man?"