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Calls to stop liberation of East-Aleppo resemble attempts to save their puppets. Russia reiterates call on Western countries to join real efforts to defeat terrrosts in Syria, according to official statement of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

Russia, China veto UNSC resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution on immediate seven-day ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo, which was submitted by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain.

Russian Foreign Minister earlier described the draft resolution as “counterproductive”.

Before the vote, Russia’s UN envoy said that the country would vote against the document, informing UNSC members of Moscow’s decision.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the resolution ran counter to a solution that the US and Russia are trying to agree on for Aleppo.

“Taking into consideration the outcome of the previous pauses [in the conflict], there is absolutely no doubt that the 10-day ceasefire, which backers of the draft resolution generously want to provide the militants with, would surely be used for regrouping and rearming the extremists and would slow down the liberation of eastern Aleppo from them,” Lavrov said.


The draft resolution submitted by Egypt, New Zealand and Spain called for an immediate ceasefire in Aleppo.

It initially mentioned a 10-day ceasefire, but the draft that was considered on Monday saw the length of the truce reduced to seven days.

11 Security Council members supported the resolution, while Russia, China and Venezuela voted against it. Angola abstained. Russia and China have the power of veto in the UNSC.

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In Syria, two female Russian nurses were killed and two others injured along with several local residents, after militants shelled a mobile military hospital in Aleppo. Russia has reacted angrily, blaming not only the militants, but also the US, France and the UK for their support for the militants. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss the situation in Aleppo, the Syrian govt. forces advances, and the reasons behind why France has pushed for a UN Security Council resolution calling for the immediate halting of airstrikes by Russia on Aleppo.


  • – Press TV, Alaa Ebrahim (ALEPPO)
  • – Former U.S. Senate Foreign Policy Analyst, James Jatras (WASHINGTON)
  • – Political Commentator, Brian Downing (WASHINGTON)

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