Russia's President Putin with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy
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EU and Russia 'back Annan Syria plan' - Van Rompuy

The EU and Russia both back Kofi Annan's peace plan for Syria, according to the European Council President.

Herman Van Rompuy said that there were "divergent assessments" but there was a consensus that the violence in Syria must stop.

EU member states want Russia to put pressure on its ally to withdraw heavy weapons from cities and comply fully with UN envoy Annan's plan.

  • 04 Jun 2012