Hollande, Merkel accuse Putin of war crimes before EU summit

Hollande, Merkel accuse Putin of war crimes before EU summit


Germany and France pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin to extend a pause in air strikes in Syria at late night talks in Berlin that Chancellor Angela Merkel described as difficult.

The leaders of France and Germany after meeting with Putin lambasted Moscow for its bombing of Syria and refused to rule out imposing sanctions on Russia.

"What is happening in Aleppo is a war crime. One of the first demands is that the bombardments by the regime and its Russian backers must end," Frenc...


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