Russia and China blocked a resolution of the UN Security Council on sanctions against Syria. On Tuesday, February 28, according to Reuters.
Western countries accuse Arab Republic on the alleged use of chemical weapons.
China explained its position that the resolution of France and the UK could hurt the attempts of the UN to establish relations between different groups of the Syrian opposition at the Geneva platform.
Against the adoption of the document also spoke out Bolivia, Ethiopia, Egypt and Kazakhstan abstained.
Earlier in the day Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow considers inappropriate introduction of new sanctions against Syria and would not support a proposal. “This does not help, would not help the negotiation process, but only hurt or undermine trust in the process”, — he explained.
February 24, Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov said that Russia will veto a draft resolution of the UN Security Council sanctions against Syria over the alleged use of chemical weapons in the event of the issuance of this draft for consideration.