MP: Russian airstrikes on Aleppo 'making situation worse'

Damaged buildings in the rebel held besieged al-Sukkari neighbourhood of Aleppo. Credit: Reuters

Russian airstrikes on the besieged city of Aleppo are "shameful" and "making the situation worse", an MP has said.

Speaking during a special session of the United Nations Human Rights Council called by London to set up a special inquiry into violations, Tobias Ellwood, Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, said: "Russia, you are making the situation worse, not solving it.

"This is shameful and it is not the action or leadership that we expect from a P5 nation," he said, referring to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the UK, China, France, Russia and the US.

Russia's delegation is to speak later in the debate.