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Video: Look at me when I’m talking to you’: Extraordinary moment Russian envoy loses his cool with UK ambassador who claimed Moscow had been ‘humiliated’ by support for ‘murderous’ Assad

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Tensions boiled over in a fraught UN discussion over Russia’s support for Syria when Vladimir Safronkov (pictured, left and inset) snapped at British ambassador Matthew Rycroft (right). Mr Rycroft said Russia had been ‘humiliated’ by its steadfast support of the Syrian dictator’s regime during six years of hellish civil war and last week’s chemical strike. The Russian envoy fumed: ‘You’re losing sleep that we might be working together with the United States, co-operating with the United States – that is what you fear.’ Last Tuesday’s attack saw 87 people, including children, killed, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been accused of using nerve gas sarin on his citizens.