Friday, February 19, 2016

Russia Presents Draft Resolution to Security Council on Turkey’s Actions Against Syria
Security Council
19 February، 2016

New York/Moscow, SANA- The Russian permanent mission at the UN announced on Friday that it presented a draft resolution to the members of the UN Security Council on Turkey’s actions that undermine Syria’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

According to a statement issued by the mission, the Russian draft resolution should be discussed during a closed Security Council session later on Friday.

Earlier on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced on Friday that a draft resolution will include demands to end any actions that undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria that are at odds with UN Security Council resolution 2254.

In a statement, Zakharova said that a UN Security Council meeting is to be called at Russia’s request on Friday to discuss Turkey’s actions in the region which are threatening Syrian sovereignty as well as the exerted efforts to launch the peace process in Syria.

The statement pointed out that Russia is worried over the crossing of the ISIS’ terrorists to the Syrian territories and creating terrorist bases there and the Turkish plans to send its troops to northern Syria.

News reports indicated that at least 500 terrorists have crossed the Syrian-Turkish borders to Aleppo northern countryside which coincided with a Turkish artillery bombardment inside Syria on Thursday.

It undercuts efforts to launch a political settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic, she added.

Manar al-Frieh/Manal / Hazem Sabbagh

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