While the civil war in Syria shows no sign of let up, a diplomatic solution has also failed to show promise.The U.N. accused Syria and its ally Russia of committing war crimes as President Bashar al Assad stepped up the offensive in Aleppo.On Wednesday a bread distribution centre and two hospitals were targeted, killing seven people.Moscow says its ready to resume talks, despite the failiure of the Syrian ceasefire last week, 3. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Lt. Gen. Viktor Poznikhir, Russian military General Staff member: "In accordance with instruction of the President of the Russian Federation, we are ready to continue working with our American partners on Syria. We are planning to send Russian experts to Geneva soon to resume consultations with the American side to look for ways to normalise the situation in Aleppo and Syria on the whole." The US accuses Russia of using incendiary and bunker bombs on Aleppo and has warned Moscow that it will end diplomatic talks unless it stops attacking the city.Meanwhile France says ITS working on a U.N. RESOLUTION of its own - in hopes of achieving a truce.SOT Jean-Marc Ayrault, French foreign minster"We are proposing the discussion of a resolution for obtaining a real cease-fire in Aleppo. And this resolution will hold everyone responsible. Those who don't vote for it will risk carrying the burden of complicity in war crimes. Ladies and gentlemen that is the reality."Paris also wants to ground Syrian warplanes to deliver humanitarian aid.More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.
The U.N. accused Syria and its ally Russia of committing war crimes as President Bashar al Assad stepped up the offensive in Aleppo. On Wednesday a bread distribution centre and two hospitals were targeted, killing seven people.
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