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Boris Johnson calls for demonstrations outside Russia embassy over Syria

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said he wants to see "demonstrations outside the Russian embassy" over Moscow's role in the Syrian conflict, he told the Commons.

An emergency Commons debate is being held into the mounting humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Earlier, former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell drew parallels between Russia's actions in Syria and that of the Nazis before World War Two.

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Boris Johnson: Russia behind Aleppo aid convoy attack

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Credit: HOC

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said that all available evidence suggests that Russia was behind the airstrike on an aid convoy in Syria in September.

The attack near Aleppo left 20 aid workers and one civilian dead as they attempted to deliver aid to 78,000 civilians in the besieged city.

The former London mayor added that if Russia continues on its current path it is in danger of becoming a pariah nation.

The MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip continued that the UK must increase its pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin by imposing sanctions on them.

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