Russia and China have vetoed a resolution by Germany and Belgium in the UN Security Council to preserve two checkpoints on the Syrian-Turkish border for the delivery of humanitarian aid.
“Russia and China have decided to veto this purely humanitarian approach. We deeply regret this decision,” Free News quotes the permanent missions of Germany and Belgium.
Earlier, US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo accused Russia and China of “abusing” the right of veto in the UN Security Council after the countries blocked a draft UN Security Council resolution to extend humanitarian aid supplies to Syria directly across the border with Turkey.
Moscow, in the answer, has accused Washington of arrogance and distortion of reality. The Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that it is necessary to coordinate the delivery of humanitarian aid with the Syrian government.
Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, stressed that the discussion of reforming the UN Security Council should not affect the right of veto; it is not a subject of debate.