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UNSC adopts resolution on cease-fire in Syria

The resolution calls on all sides of the Syrian conflict to immediately stop military activity
08:27, 25 February 2018

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The UN Security Council unanimously voted for the resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, as UN News informs.

The resolution calls on all sides of the Syrian conflict to immediately stop military activity all over the country so that it’s possible to send an unimpeded and safe delivery of humanitarian aid and evacuate the wounded. 

The resolution also demanded weekly aid convoys, medical evacuations and the immediate lifting of sieges, particularly eastern Ghouta.

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Previously, the vote on the resolution was blocked when Russia called the resolution “absolutely unrealistic” and made it clear it wouldn’t support it. Since Russia can veto any resolution of the Security Council, the vote was postponed.

The vote was important due to the increasing death toll and heavy casualties in the eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. Incessant government airstrikes backed by Russia have killed some 400 people in less than a week, according to UN figures.

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