February 8, 2018 / 5:01 PM / 9 months ago

Russia U.N. envoy: U.S.-led coalition strike in Syria 'regrettable'

FILE PHOTO - Vassily Nebenzia (L), Russian Permanent Representative to the U.N., listens to a member of his delegation during a U.N. Security Council meeting to discuss the acute threat posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, on the sideline of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia’s U.N. envoy described a deadly U.S.-led coalition strike on pro-Syrian government forces as “regrettable” and said he would raise it during a United Nations Security Council closed-door briefing on the Syria’s humanitarian situation on Thursday.

“That’s very regrettable, we will raise that issue, we will ask them what happened,” Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told reporters. He said he did not believe any Russians had been in the area where the strike happened.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols

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