Macron asks Putin to press Damascus to stop military escalation


French President Emmanuel Macron has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to put pressure on Damascus to stop a "military escalation" in Syria to protect civilians, the Elysee Palace said.

"Russia must exert its full influence on the Syrian regime to stop the military escalation observed in recent months," Macron said, "to allow for the protection of civilians and to resume negotiations."

Source: National News Agency