The Russian Federation intends to block the UN Security Council resolution on sending a monitoring mission to the almost destroyed Syrian city of Aleppo, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Security Council Vitaly Churkin stated, as cited by UNIAN.
According to Churkin, Moscow will not allow sending a monitoring mission in the eastern part of Aleppo and will block a corresponding resolution. Churkin focused on the fact that Russia has its own proposals on monitoring the situation in Aleppo, but he did not specify what exactly.
The resolution on sending observers in Aleppo has been prepared by France. The main purpose of the monitoring mission is to oversee the evacuation of the civilian population.
In connection with the cease-fire regime in Syria, operation continues to evacuate the civilian population from the destroyed Aleppo to the Syrian opposition controlled city of Idlib.
Aleppo is the second largest Syrian city after Damascus, which is located 40 kilometers from the Turkish border. The western part of the city is under the control of the Bashar al-Assad regime, the East was under the control of Syrian opposition.
The civil war in the country began in March 2011 with the shooting of peaceful protesters by military personnel. Russian Air Forces, as an ally of the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad, systematically carried out air strikes on the alleged positions of the Syrian opposition in eastern Aleppo, destroying and civilians.