Merkel says "appalled by human suffering" caused by Aleppo bombings

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu condemn the Russian airstrikes and the attacks by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Aleppo.

"We are appalled by the human suffering caused by the bombings - also from the Russian side", Merkel says at a joint press conference with Davutoglu.

"The aggression has to cease as quickly as possible," she says, describing the Russian action as contrary to a UN resolution, which seeks to prevent attacks on civilians.

The Turkish leader attacks Moscow saying its airstrikes "showed how insincere Russia is."

Last update: Mon, 08/02/2016 - 14:33

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