U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Russia for its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Speaking to the BBC in London, Johnson said the council should call for an end to all attacks on civilians, including the Syrian military.
“We need to call on the Russians to take responsibility for the killing of civilians,” he said.
“We should also call on them to stop the attacks against civilians in their country, because that is their responsibility.”
The Russian defense ministry issued a statement Sunday condemning “a heinous act” by the Assad regime and urged its citizens to avoid all activities and events.
The ministry said the attacks “are not limited to civilian targets.”
Russia has accused U.A.E. states of carrying out the chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun, and Russia has denied the allegation.