Russia Warns of More Bloodshed if West Pushes Assad Ouster

A bloodbath could happen, as opposed to the current one


Russia on Wednesday warned that the "bloodbath" in Syria would continue if the West stuck to its demand for President Bashar al-Assad's ouster.

"If the position of our partners remains the departure of this leader who they do not like, the bloodbath will continue," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after talks with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius.