The Latest: Russia criticizes rejection of Syria resolution

February 20, 2016 10:49 AM

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The spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin is disappointed by the rejection of a proposed United Nations resolution aimed at stopping cross-border shelling and foreign ground intervention in the Syrian conflict.

The draft resolution was put forth by Russia on Friday at an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council. It was turned down by France.

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