The member countries of the UN Security Council voted against the resolution of Russia, which condemned the missile strikes of the coalition led by the US over the territory of Syria.
Two countries – China and Bolivia – voted in favor of Russia’s document . Eight countries opposed, four representatives abstained.
At a meeting of the Security Council, the Russian permanent representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzia called the coalition actions “hooliganism in international relations, and” not at all small. ” The diplomat said that the US and its allies can stop the conflict in Syria in 24 hours, but instead “aggravates the situation”, “suffers” the civilian population and “indulges terrorists”.
According to the US position , the Syrian authorities themselves forced the US to strike, as they used chemical weapons. According to the US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, the US is ready to hit Syria again, if it is required. The UK considered it legitimate to participate in the operation “out of humanitarian considerations”. France described the belief that Syria used chemical weapons.
An emergency meeting of the UN Security Council was called at the initiative of Russia after the missile strikes of the United States, France and Britain on Syria on the night of April 14. According to the resolution, Russia demanded to stop “aggression against Syria by the US and its allies, and also refrain from further use of force in violation of the UN Charter and international law.”