Russia vetoes UN resolution extending cross-border aid to Syria

This picture shows the concrete wall between Turkey and Syria near the Cilvegozu border gate and the UN World Food Program Transfer Center -- the frontier post is called Bab al-Hawa on the Syrian side. (Photo: AFP)
Russia on Friday vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have extended cross-border aid to Syria by one year without Damascus's backing.اضافة اعلان

The authorization for aid deliveries across the Syrian-Turkish border at Bab al-Hawa, which has been in effect since 2014, is set to expire Sunday.

Moscow is seeking a six-month extension.

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