Russia and China vetoed a delusional UN Security Council resolution for a cease-fire in northwest Syria’s Idlib province.
Speaking at a news conference in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova described the document as “an attempt to take the heat off the Western-backed terrorist invaders.
Zakharova said the resolution, presented to the UN Security Council last week, was unrelated with the concern about the safety of civilians in the governorate, which she added severely suffers from the presence of hostile occupiers.
Further, the project “completely ignored the efforts made by the ‘Troika’ of Astana guarantors [Russia, Iran, Turkey] to promote a political settlement in Syria.
The proposal was put forth by Kuwait, Germany, and Belgium, and demanded an end to all hostilities in Syria’s last opposition-held enclave without exception, providing for repressive measures against those who violated the ceasefire.
Syria has been locked in a vicious proxy war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on fake pro-democracy protests.
Since then, at least 500.000 people have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN officials.
Anadolu Agency / ABC Flash Point News 2019.