Russia warns UK against seeking “to destroy Syria’s sovereignty”

Russia has warned Britain against what it calls any attempts “to destroy Syria’s sovereignty.”

“If it [UK] wants to push its ideas through the Security Council it should… give an order to its ambassador at the United Nations to start consultations, including with Russia,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova was quoted by the media as saying.

Zakharova also noted that Russia has never vetoed sensible initiatives which comply with international laws. However, she warned that any UK military intervention in Syria should not “destroy Syria’s sovereignty”.

The comments come against the backdrop of efforts by the Tory government to convince the parliament to vote in favor of joining airstrike campaign in Syria.

Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to devise a “comprehensive strategy” to win MPs’ support for bombing ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

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