October 6, 2016 / 2:07 PM / 10 months ago

Russia's Lavrov says Moscow is interested in U.N. envoy's Aleppo proposal

MOSCOW, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Moscow was interested in a proposal made by U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura about escorting ex-Nusra fighters out of Aleppo.

Lavrov, speaking at a news conference after meeting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, said Russian officials were carefully studying da Mistura's idea. (Reporting by Alex Winning and Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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