UN Security Council did not adopt Russia’s resolution on humanitarian aid to Syria

First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky. Photo: Frame from video.

The UN Security Council did not adopt a resolution to extend for six months the operation of the Bab el-Hawa checkpoint on the Syrian-Turkish border for the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria. Two countries, including Russia, voted in favor of this proposal, three voted against it, and another 10 countries abstained.

At the same time, Russia blocked the counter proposal from Norway and Ireland, which also prescribed a mechanism for the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria.

First Deputy Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Dmitry Polyansky explained that Moscow had vetoed this document, as this document ignored the interests of Damascus.

He added that those countries that did not support the Russian project showed indifference to the needs and aspirations ordinary Syrians.

Polyansky stressed that Russia will continue to provide assistance to the Syrian people.

Источник www.mk.ru

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