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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Slams Airstrikes

Russia on Tuesday reiterated its demand that the United States and Britain end airstrikes against Iraq, saying the bombings achieved little and only killed civilians.

In a statement, released after U.S. and British airstrikes on Iraq last week, the Foreign Ministry said Russia opposes the airstrikes because they "only increase tension in the region."

"The Russian Foreign Ministry sees the present actions as illegal from the point of view of international law and believes they must be stopped," the statement said.