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UN’s Ghouta resolution has no real concern for human rights, says Russia

March 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on 19 February, 2018 [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency]

The Russian Foreign Ministry said yesterday that the UN’s resolution on Eastern Ghouta has no real concern for human rights in Syria, Russian Interfax news agency has reported.

The Russian foreign ministry said the UK delegation, supported by the United States, refused the amendments proposed by Russia and a number of other states which condemned terrorism in Syria, the shelling of peaceful neighbourhoods in Damascus by militants, and warned illegal armed groups against preventing civilians from leaving Eastern Ghouta ​​through humanitarian corridors”.

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“Thus, the representatives of the United States and Britain have effectively acknowledged their own unwillingness to comply with the requirements of UN Security Council resolution 2401 and, in fact, confirmed their support for the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta, many of which are associated with Al-Qaeda” it added.