Russia has blocked a draft resolution of the UN security Council on Syria
UN, 12 APR — RIA Novosti. Russia has used its veto in the UN Security Council and has blocked the adoption of the draft resolution on Syria, it follows from the results of voting.
The meeting on the resolution passed on Wednesday. A draft for discussion of the UN security Council issued the UK, France and the United States, he proposed to the UN Secretary General to help to investigate alleged incidents of chemical weapons in Syria, including Khan Sheyhun.
French permanent representative to the UN Francois Delattre earlier called the draft resolution “balanced”. A new variant practically coincides with what was proposed by these countries last week, but not put to a vote. It contained a series of demands to Syrian authorities, in particular, to provide the experts of the UN and the OPCW access to military bases.
Russia has presented its version of the draft resolution. The Russian foreign Ministry stressed that this document “is aimed at real investigation, and not on purpose guilty before the facts”.
The incident with the possible use of chemical weapons occurred on April 5 in Idlib province. The US blamed the Syrian government, however, did not provide evidence, citing privacy.