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Newsline: Russian Embassy mocks Britain on Twitter over Aleppo

The Russian Embassy has mocked Britain on Twitter over its response to the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo – despite Russia playing a key role in the destruction of the city. The Foreign Office tweeted a quote from Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson saying the British government had “sought to reduced the suffering with every diplomatic and humanitarian lever at our command.” However, the Russian Embassy in the UK this afternoon replied by saying: “In Aleppo, Russia facilitated evacuation of 110k civilians. What has UK done to alleviate their suffering?” The tweet was sent despite Russia joining the Syrian regime in carrying out devastating bombing raids on the city, leading to tens of thousands of deaths.



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