Russia would veto UN Council vote on Syria: Official

Russia would veto a draft United Nations Security Council calling for Syria to be hauled before the International Criminal Court, deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said on Tuesday.

Russia would veto Syria aid resolution in current form

Russia believes a draft UN resolution on aid access in Syria is aimed at creating grounds for military intervention and would veto the document in its current form, RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov as saying on Wednesday.

No Syria settlement prospects yet: Russian minister

No prospects can be seen yet of a settlement to the Syrian crisis, a Russian minister has said.

Direct talks in Syrian standoff unlikely: Russia

Russia does not see any prospect of direct talks between the government and opposition in Syria in the near future, a minister has said.