Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today during a news conference air strikes in Syria by France and Britain are in violation of the Charter of the United Nations.

Lavrov said during a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday Russia is conducting military action in Syria at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad while the US-led strikes are being carried without the approval of Damascus or the UN Security Council.

[Live] #Lavrov criticises France and Britain’s strikes in #Syria, said they give “no proof, no nothing” for strikes.

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