US strikes on jihadists in Syria crude violation of law: Russia

Russia today said that unilateral US airstrikes on jihadists in Syria would be a crude violation of international law.

AFP| Updated: Sep 11, 2014, 19:14 PM IST

Moscow: Russia today said that unilateral US airstrikes on jihadists in Syria would be a crude violation of international law.

"In the absence of an appropriate decision of the UN Security Council, such a step would become an act of aggression, a crude violation of the norms of international law," said Alexander Lukashevich, a spokesman for the Russian foreign ministry, in televised comments.