The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Russia vetoes 12-month extension of U.N. aid into Syria from Turkey

Russia vetoed on Friday a bid to extend U.N. Security Council approval for 12 months of U.N. aid deliveries to some 4 million people in opposition-controlled northwest Syria from Turkey.

The resolution, drafted by Ireland and Norway, received 13 votes in favor, while China abstained. A resolution needs nine votes in favor and no vetoes by Russia, China, the United States, Britain or France to be adopted.

The 15-member council is now due to vote on a proposal by Russia, a Syrian ally, to approve the U.N. operation for six months and also push for broad international reconstruction efforts in Syria. Diplomats said it is expected to fail.



Source: Reuters

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