Russian resolution on Syria defeated in UN Security Council

United Nations: The draft, put forward by Russia late Friday, failed to get the minimum nine "yes" votes required.

By: AP | United Nations | Published:October 9, 2016 2:02 am

A Russian resolution calling for a separation of moderate and extremist forces in Syria but making no mention of a bombing halt in the besieged city of Aleppo has been defeated in the UN Security Council.

The draft, put forward by Russia late Friday, failed to get the minimum nine “yes” votes required. In Saturday’s vote, the draft resolution got four “yes” votes, nine “no” votes and two abstentions.

Britain’s UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft called the resolution “a sham” that would do nothing to protect civilians being killed in Aleppo.

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