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Russia welcomes UK Syria strikes

3 December 2015 13:00

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Russia has welcomed Britain for extending its airstrikes against Daesh in Syria and calls for a broader coalition to annihilate the terrorist group.

“We continue to welcome any action aimed at fighting terrorism,” presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Russian media as saying on Thursday.

Peskov called for a broader coalition arguing that airstrikes without the Syria government approval lack a legal basis. “We believe that if such efforts are coordinated as part of a single coalition, they would become more effective,” he said.

The Kremlin spokesman added that Russia’s “doors are open” for the creation of such a coalition that would include Moscow, the West and some Middle Eastern states.

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