Boxing Day on Red Square sets new Guinness recordSport July 23, 8:33
Joseph Dunford says Russia most military capable country of those posing threat to USWorld July 23, 4:57
Russia’s US envoy Kislyak steps down, his deputy to act as Charg d'Affaires ad interimRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 23, 1:33
Putin greets KamAZ-Master team - winner of Silk Way RallySport July 22, 15:20
Agreements on East Ghouta zone in Syria signed - Defense MinistryWorld July 22, 14:20
PAK FA offers practically unlimited opportunities to pilot - commanderMilitary & Defense July 22, 11:29
Ukraine's National Broadcasting Board issues fine to Public Radio for 0% Urkainian songsWorld July 22, 5:39
Femen movement activists faces 5 years in jail for trying to frustrate summit meetingWorld July 22, 4:38
Russian Deputy PM dismisses allegations he will arrive in Moldova on warplaneRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 22, 2:46
LUXEMBOURG, October 17. /TASS/. The foreign ministers of the EU countries have made no decisions on Monday as to sanctions against Russia over Syria, but denounced air strikes on Aleppo, a source told TASS on the sidelines of a session of the Council of the European Union.
"There have been no decisions on sanctions against Russia. This issue was not discussed," the source said, adding that the ministers considered additional restrictions against Damascus for air strikes on Aleppo.
In a final statement on Syria, the Council of the European Union denounces indiscriminate airstrikes of government forces and Russian warplanes on Aleppo, the source said.
The western part of Aleppo, Syria’s second biggest city, is under control of the government forces. The eastern part is held by different armed groups, including gunmen of Jabhat al-Nusra (outlawed in Russia).
According to UN estimates, there are no more than 8,000 gunmen of the opposition and about 900 militants of al-Nusra in eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo. The Syrian army blocks them to make them leave the city.
The West accuses Russian and Syrian military of indiscriminate airstrikes on Aleppo, including strikes on hospitals. Moscow dismisses these accusations as groundless. Russian military say they make only pinpoint strikes on earlier verified targets outside populated areas.