MOSCOW -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says Moscow's concern about Syria's conflict is growing but that Russia will continue to oppose the outside use of force.
Lavrov told reporters Saturday that "the situation is becoming more alarming" and that there is a growing impression the country is on the brink of civil war.
However, he said, Russia as a member of the United Nations Security Council "will not sanction the use of force."
Russia is pushing a proposal for an international conference on Syria.
The Associated Press