Russia asked Syria to halt bombings during talks: UN envoy

AFP , Wednesday 22 Feb 2017

Russia has asked the Syrian regime to halt bombings during peace talks this week in Geneva, the United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura said Wednesday.

At a meeting of the UN-backed ceasefire taskforce: "Russia announced to everyone that they have formally asked the Syrian government to silence their own skies during the talks," de Mistura told reporters on the eve of the negotiations to end the six-year conflict.

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