BREAKING POINT: Now Russia REJECTS Aleppo ceasefire as tensions with US heighten

BREAKING POINT: Now Russia REJECTS Aleppo ceasefire as tensions with US heighten
 

Russia’s ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin instead backed a proposal by UN envoy Staffan de Mistura calling for an al-Qaeda linked faction to leave the war-torn city while ensuring an end to Russian and Syrian forces ceasing their bombardment rather than the ceasefire proposal drafted by the French.
Mr Churkin told reporters: “The French proposal is very hastily put together, and I frankly believe that this is designed not to make progress" in ending the current stalemate "but to cause a Russian veto."
The move comes after US secretary of state John Kerry called for Russia... read more

 
7 October 2016 in World News, Views: 35
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