As Russia steps up its air strikes in Syria, forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad are gaining more ground. Meanwhile, European leaders warn Russian attacks may only prolong the war.
EU foreign ministers have said that Syria's president should play no role in the country's post-conflict future. The comments follow a recent, apparent shift in US policy.
The EU's top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has told Russia that while the bloc wants closer ties with Moscow, there are undeniable problems. The Russian foreign minister seems to feel the same way.
The EU has unveiled a plan to support post-war reconstruction of Syria. The EU's top diplomat Federica Mogherini called for a "proxy peace" backed by the international community ahead of an April conference in Brussels.
EU politicians and a former weapons chief have urged for an investigation into a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria following a US missile strike. European leaders also called for the resumption of peace talks.
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