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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th September 2016.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence 12:00 am, 12th September 2016

As my hon. Friend knows, Russian military activity in Syria has supported the Assad regime, a regime that bombs, tortures and starves its own people. While we welcome the latest ceasefire from tonight, it is Russia that must make it work by stopping Assad attacking Syrian civilians and moderate opposition groups, and by helping to get humanitarian aid into Aleppo and other cities that have been starved of food.