France calls on Russia to stick to southwest Syria de-escalation deal

France calls on Russia to stick to southwest Syria de-escalation deal
Smoke rising over buildings that were hit by Syrian government forces bombardment, in Daraa, southern Syria, Thursday, June 28, 2018. Nabaa Media, via AP)
Updated 28 June 2018

France calls on Russia to stick to southwest Syria de-escalation deal

France calls on Russia to stick to southwest Syria de-escalation deal

PARIS: France said a government offensive in southwest Syria carried the risk of destabilising the region and called on Russia to abide by commitments it had made last year to ensure a "de-escalation" zone in the area.
"France is extremely concerned about the offensive conducted by the Syrian regime and its supporters in southwest Syria. These attacks carry a risk of escalation and regional destabilisation," French foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement on Thursday.
"France calls on Russia to enforce the commitments it made with regard to the ceasefire in southwestern Syria."