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Russia’s UN delegation blocks Ukraine's draft press release on air strikes in Syria
10:08, 7 May 2016
Russia’s UN delegation blocks Ukraine's draft press release on air strikes in Syria

The Ukrainian side focused on most recent air strikes on refugee camps in the country

10:08, 7 May 2016

AFP

During the session of UN Security Council on May 6, Russia blocked Ukraine’s draft press release on air strikes on refugee camps in Syria. Ukraine’s Permanent Representative Office at the UN reported this.

According to the agency, the Russian side noted that the situation with the strikes is “not clear yet”.

In the press release, the Ukrainian side expressed grave concern over the messages about murder of civilians in Syrian refugee camps due to air strikes that took place on May 5. The document also urged all sides of the conflict in Syria to respect the norms of international humanitarian law and human rights, to avoid chaotic attacks on civilian people and to immediately start the investigation of the tragic incident.  

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