22 Feb '18, 8pm

#UN bid for #Syria ceasefire falters as #Russia says no deal @AFP

#UN bid for #Syria ceasefire falters as #Russia says no deal @AFP

The UN Security Council will vote Friday on a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid and medical evacuations. A slightly amended text was circulated to council members late Thursday but it was unclear whether Russia would support the measure which has been under negotiations for two weeks. The council will meet to vote at 1600 GMT. Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia told a council meeting on Thursday that there was "no agreement" on a truce and presented a new raft of amendments. Negotiations have dragged on at the United Nations as hundreds of Syrians have died in a fierce government air campaign in the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. Sweden and Kuwait presented the proposed measure on February 9 but have been unable to overcome resistance from Russia, Syria's military ally. Diplomats said it was not known whether Russi...

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