German official calls for sanctions against Russia over Syria
A German official on Friday called for new sanctions against Russia over its role in the bombardment of Syria, saying Moscow's involvement in war crimes could not go unpunished.
Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power have stepped up an offensive on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo. Conflict monitors said hospitals had been hit and water supplies damaged in the most lethal bombardment in nearly six years of war.
Moscow and Damascus say they target only militants and deny they have bombed hospitals.
Norbert Roettgen, a member of Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU)... read more
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