Russia`s Syria pullout will help reach settlement: UN envoy

 Russia`s decision to begin withdrawing from Syria will help Moscow intensify efforts to reach a political settlement, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations said Monday.

AFP| Last Updated: Mar 15, 2016, 01:22 AM IST

United Nations: Russia`s decision to begin withdrawing from Syria will help Moscow intensify efforts to reach a political settlement, the Russian ambassador to the United Nations said Monday.

"Our diplomacy has received marching orders to intensify our efforts to achieve a political settlement in Syria," Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters ahead of a UN Security Council meeting on Syria.