February 23, 2018 / 6:41 PM / a year ago

EU's Tusk calls for immediate ceasefire in Syria

European Council President Donald Tusk delivers a media statement at the Chancellery in Vienna, Austria, February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk said on Friday the EU was calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria as a new wave of bombs struck the eastern Ghouta district ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire.

Tusk told a news conference that allies of Damascus, Russia and Iran, were allowing a surge in attacks on rebel positions on Syria.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg

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