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France says Syria peace plan can only work if Russia stops bombing
February 12, 2016 / 2:53 PM / 2 years ago

France says Syria peace plan can only work if Russia stops bombing

MUNICH (Reuters) - A peace plan designed to reach a ceasefire between Syrian government forces and rebels within a week can only work if Russia stops airstrikes in support of Bashar al-Assad's government, French Defence Minister Jean-Yves le Drian said on Friday.

"The accord of last night ... can permit progress if it leads to a ceasefire, if it leads to general humanitarian access and if it includes the stop of the indiscriminate bombing by the Syrian regime and by Russia," Le Drian told a security conference in Munich.

Reporting By Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Paul Carrel

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