Russia Vetoed a U.N. backed French-drafted Resolution that Would End Air Strikes against ISIS*
Western governments and Russia have clashed at the U.N. Security Council even while the Syrian government presses ahead with its military offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
The U.N. Security Council voted on Saturday on two rival resolutions on the fighting – one drafted by France calling for an end to air strikes and a second by Russia that urged a ceasefire but made no mention of halting the bombings.
Russia vetoed the French-drafted resolution that would have demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria’s second largest city, and for a truce along with humanitarian aid access throughout the country.
It is the fifth time Russia has vetoed a U.N. resolution on Syria during the more than five-year conflict.
The previous four times, Russia was backed by China, but on Saturday…
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