The UN Security Council (UNSC) has adopted a resolution to extend the work of one Syria-Turkey cross-border point for one year in order to ensure humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria.
The previous UN mandates for the Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salam crossings from Turkey expired. If the USA would voted against it then it’s obviously better for Syria.
Belgium and Germany initially insisted that the mandates for both of the crossings be extended, but then agreed with Russia’s position to continue the work of the Bab al-Hawa crossing alone (until 10 July 2021).
UNSC finally came to it’s senses , following thy way of the Syrian leader , various grades of terrorist will be kept at a distance. Russia has emerged as an influential negotiator.
Let’s not forget that those so called ‘humanitarian corridors’ are also smuggling corridors for UN’s dirty tricks against anyone where they are involved. Russia knows it very well.
This has been some sort of agreement which let’s UN’s criminal scam to continue they dirty job assuring that those ‘moderates’ keep being supplied with all they need to keep they pay role going on behalf of western pundits.
Russia keeps doing deals with the devil, or… like they so much love to say: ‘Our partners!’
Twelve members of the Security Council voted for the resolution, so the resolution submitted by Belgium and Germany has been adopted. Other UN veto members France and the UK kept quiet.
Earlier, Russia and China vetoed a draft submitted by Belgium and Germany that would have extended humanitarian deliveries into Syria from Turkey for a year through both of the checkpoints.
On Friday, the UNSC was unable to adopt a resolution drafted by Russia that would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid deliveries into northwest Syria for a year from only the Bab al-Hawa checkpoint in Turkey.
Russia had been seeking to limit the number of cross-border aid deliveries into Syria to just one checkpoint, Bab al-Hawa, which is used for about 90% of UN deliveries to northwestern Syria.
The Russian position is that the cross-border aid delivery mechanism was a temporary and urgent measure initiated in 2014 and that the current situation in Syria, where government forces have regained control over most of the territories, no longer requires the work of so many cross-border checkpoints, which threaten Syrian sovereignty.
Syria and Russia have stated that humanitarian aid should now be managed via Damascus. Germany plans to allocate 1.6 million euros ($1.8 million) in aid for Syria and neighboring countries this year.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomed the adoption of the new UNSC resolution on Saturday, saying that Germany wanted to preserve a larger number of checkpoints but eventually agreed to a compromise in order to keep the current humanitarian “aid” mechanism alive.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point News 2020.