MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Responding to a question on what options the United Kingdom has to end the violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Johnson said at a House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee meeting:
"It is right now that we should be looking at the more kinetic options and the military options. But, you know, we must be realistic about how there, in fact, work, and what is deliverable… We are still a pretty long day's march from getting that but that doesn't mean that discussions are not going on."
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with opposition factions and Islamist terrorist groups such as Daesh and al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front, now known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham, fighting the Syrian army. Both organizations are banned in many countries worldwide, including Russia.