"The operation in Aleppo is unacceptable and the fact that Russia connives with this action is unacceptable. Italy proposed a seven-day truce under the condition of the Russia-US commitment to keep [Bashar Assad]'s air forces on the ground…Though, this agreement has not been reached, because Russia insisted that it was, first of all, necessary to separate the insurgents from the Nusra Front militants," Gentiloni said at a meeting with Italian lawmakers.
Gentiloni said that the Syrian crisis could be only settled by means diplomatic and political efforts.
The Syrian army launched an offensive in the city of Aleppo after declaring an end to the ceasefire in late September following the US airstrike on a Syrian Army position on September 17 that killed some 60 people.
In September, Gentiloni offered Moscow to "prove" it really wants to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad for the political settlement of the crisis in the Arab republic.
On Monday, the US Department of State suspended bilateral channels with Russia to sustain a ceasefire in Syria, citing violations in Aleppo.