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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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Thornberry: Syria needs ceasefire, not military action

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry.

Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry has rejected the suggestion that military action could be the solution to the Syrian civil war.

Ms Thornberry told an emergency debate into the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo that she is "not a pacifist" and believes in using military force "where military force can be effective", but added: "Personally I believe that in a multi-playered, mult-faceted civil war such as Syria, the last thing we need is more parties bombing.

"What we need is a ceasefire and in fact for people to draw back."

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