Russia slams US, Britain for 'unacceptable' UN statements on Syria

MOSCOW (AFP, REUTERS) - Moscow on Monday (Sept 26) slammed the United States and Britain for accusing Russia of "barbarism" and war crimes in Syria in speeches at the United Nations.

"We note the overall unacceptable tone and rhetoric of the representatives of the United Kingdom and the United States, which can damage and harm our relations," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Russia still hopes for a political process in Syria and is not losing hope and political will, he said.

He added that the Kremlin was gravely concerned by the situation in Syria where"terrorists" were using a ceasefire to regroup their forces and wage offensives against government troops.