Russia Syria

The world must be dealt with how it is, not how we might like it to be. We are a civilisation seeking peace but swimming in chaos.
Boris Johnson has launched a robust defence of the DSEI arms fair, as critics warn that Russia should be banned from attending
Ministers have been accused of "hypocrisy" over their failure to ban Russia's state technology corporation from attending
Russia's ambassador to Britain has defended his government's repeated blocks of United Nations sanctions over the crisis
Those who say that Russia "is saving" Bashar al-Assad are wrong. I would like to reiterate that it is the Syrian people themselves who choose the political system and leadership of their country. We are not trying to whitewash the multiple mistakes and miscalculations made by Damascus, including the use of force against peaceful demonstrations at the beginning of the crisis.