'We are not targeting civilians'
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Russia EU Ambassador: 'We are not targeting Syrian civilians'

Russia has defended its stance in Syria, telling the BBC it was "assisting at the request of a legitimate government".

In an interview with Ros Atkins, the Russian ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizhov, also said he was "surprised" to hear comments by European Council president Donald Tusk that Russia's strategy was to weaken the EU.

  • 21 Oct 2016
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