EU foreign ministers urged Russia on Monday to stop its attacks in Syria and said the escalation of military violence undermines a solution to the conflict.
The European Council said in a statement on Monday: "The recent Russian military attacks that go beyond Daesh and other UN-designated terrorist groups, as well as on the moderate opposition, are of deep concern, and must cease immediately."
"This military escalation risks prolonging the conflict, undermining a political process, aggravating the humanitarian situation and increasing radicalization," the statement added. "Our aim should be to de-escalate the conflict. The EU calls on Russia to focus its efforts on the common objective of achieving a political solution to the conflict. "