October 7, 2016 / 6:16 PM / 10 months ago

Russia says Syria investigation is attempt to distract from ceasefire failure

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Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova attends a news briefing in Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2015.Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday that calls by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for an investigation into Moscow's actions in Syria were an attempt to distract from the failure of a ceasefire backed by Russia and the United States, according to TASS news agency.

TASS was quoting Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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