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Syria conflict: West 'blackmailing' Russia on sanctions

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Western attempts to get Moscow to discuss sanctions against Syria contain "elements of blackmail". Mr Lavrov said the West had threatened to end a UN observer mission if Russia opposed its draft resolution.Peace envoy Kofi Annan is due in Moscow, and is expected to urge Moscow to put more pressure on Syria's leaders to begin a political transition.
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