Russia Commits to Syrian Peace Plan

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev threw his full support behind the U.N.-Arab League’s mission for peace in Syria. “This may be the last chance for Syria to avoid a protracted and bloody civil war,” he told Annan Monday, insisting that Moscow would offer “full support at any level.” The former U.N. secretary-general has assembled a special envoy between the United Nations and the Arab League to end violence in Syria. Annan’s spokesperson also confirmed Monday that the Syrian government has responded to the plan, though no details on the response are available at this time.