Britain accuses Russia of “making the situation worse” in Syria

In this on Tuesday Aug. 16, 2016 frame grab provided by Russian Defence Ministry press service, aRussian long range bomber Tu-22M3 flies during an air strike over the Aleppo region of Syria (File Photo: Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP)

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.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52