Britain accuses Russia of “making the situation worse” in Syria
Britain sought to shame Russia on Friday for its deadly air strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo
Britain sought to shame Russia on Friday for its deadly air strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo, during a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council called by London to set up a special inquiry into violations.
“Russia, you are making the situation worse, not solving it,” Tobias Ellwood, the British government minister for Africa and the Middle East said in a speech to the Geneva forum.
“This is shameful and it is not the action or leadership that we expect from a P5 nation,” he said, referring to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States.
Russia’s delegation was due to speak later in the debate.