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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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Russia 'behaving like a rogue elephant' in Syria

Andrew Mitchell MP speaking in the Commons.

Former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has accused Russia of "behaving like a rogue elephant" in Syria's civil war.

Speaking at an emergency debate in the Commons into the humanitarian crisis in the country, he said Russia were "shredding international humanitarian law" and "abusing its veto powers" on the UN security council.

The Tory MP also accused the country of using the veto to "protect itself from its own war crimes" and "doing to Aleppo precisely what the Nazis did to Guernica in the south Spanish civil war".

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