Syria Bi-monthly Update
Coordinating European Action on Russia for war crimes in Syria
Supporting partner efforts to end the military escalation in Idlib, we have been working with key Members of Parliaments from across Europe on a statement calling on European and NATO heads of government to impose sanctions on senior Russian officials if they continue attacks on civilians. The statement gained support from leaders in Germany, France and the UK, and received considerable media coverage. In Germany, foreign affairs spokespersons and senior figures signed up to the call, including Norbert Röttgen, who is considered by many to be Merkel’s likely successor as Chancellor. In the UK, the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Tom Tugendhat, and the co-chairs of All-Party Parliamentary Group for Friends of Syria, Andrew Mitchell and Alison McGovern are among the signatories.