Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov speaks during a news briefing on the situation in Syria, at the Russian Defense Ministry in Moscow, Russia, October 7, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Reuters: Russia under pressure to stop devastating Aleppo bombardment
Russia said on Friday that a draft U.N. resolution for a truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo was unacceptable, as Moscow faced growing international pressure to stop a devastating bombardment of the city backed by Russian air power.
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said a draft put forward by France contained a number of unacceptable points and politicized the issue of humanitarian aid.
But Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia would support an eye-catching proposal by U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura to escort militants out of Aleppo personally.
Russia was ready to call on the Syrian government to allow fighters from the Islamist Nusra Front to leave the city with their weapons, Lavrov said.
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More News On Russia's Involvement In The Syria War
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Russia lawmakers agree indefinite military presence in Syria -- AP
Russian Parliament Ratifies Indefinite Deployment of Air Force in Syria -- Sputnik
Russia issues stern warning to U.S. against striking Syrian army -- CBS/AP
Russia Ready to Call on Syria Gov't to Allow al-Nusra to Leave Aleppo Armed -- Sputnik
Russia ready to support UN envoy’s proposal to allow Al Nusra to exit Aleppo with arms – Lavrov -- RT
Moscow says Syria campaign shows 'reliability' of Russian arms -- AFP
Syrian, Russian Actions in Aleppo 'Incomprehensible,' Work Says -- US Department of Defense
Russia's Year-Long Campaign Has Freed Large Part of Syria From Terrorists -- Sputnik
What does Russia actually want in Syria? -- Sarah Lain, CNN
Russia’s Power Play in Syria -- Chris Massaro, Epoch Times