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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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MP: Putin 'sticking two fingers up' to UN over Syria

John Woodcock, MP for Barrow and Furness. Credit: ITV News

Russian President Vladimir Putin "stuck two fingers up" to the UN and the international community over the bombing of an aid convoy near Aleppo in September, an MP has said.

John Woodcock, the MP for Barrow and Furness, condemned the "gortesque war crime" which left 20 aid workers and one civilian dead as they attempted to deliver aid to 78,000 civilians in the besieged city.

Saying that the attack happened shortly after a Russian drone disappeared, Mr Woodcock argued that there was "no doubt as to who were the perpetrators of this grotesque war crime.

"It was President Putin of Russia and he was sticking two fingers up to the United Nations, to the international community which he still has the audacity to claim he is a working part."

"President Putin is a classic bully", Mr Woodcock said, adding that bullies must be stood up to.

Mr Woodcock also argued that no bombing zones must be imposed in Syria and that if airstrikes occurred in these they should be met by targeting the Syrian government's forces.

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