Middle East | Russia 'regrets' UN rejection to rein in Turkey over Syria

Russia ‘regrets’ UN rejection to rein in Turkey over Syria

February 20, 2016 6:09 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Russia on Saturday expressed regret that the United Nations Security Council rejected its attempt to halt Turkey’s military actions against Syria and vowed to continue supporting government forces against “terrorists.”

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov
Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov

Western powers on Friday turned down a Russian draft resolution calling for an immediate end to cross-border shellings and plans — supported by Turkey — for foreign ground intervention in Syria.

“We can only express regret that this draft resolution was rejected,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.

He said Moscow was “concerned at the growing tension at the Syrian-Turkish border. “Russia considers such cross-border shelling that Turkey is carrying out as unacceptable.” Read More

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