France, the UK, the US and Ukraine have blocked in the United Nations Security Council a Russian draft statement in support of efforts to separate terrorists and opposition in Syria, TASS reported, citing Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said Wednesday.
“Some of our friends have again showed their true face. Three [Western] permanent members, which have of course been joined by Ukraine. They don’t know what they really want, it’s impossible to please them,” the Russian news agency quoted Churkin as saying.
Churkin added that he does not know what exactly they found to be wrong in the Russian draft statement. [SF knows: They found the idea to separate terrorists from ‘opposition’]
The Russia-proposed document welcomed the humanitarian pause in Aleppo city and contained a call on states having influence upon ‘armed opposition groups in eastern Aleppo’ to boost their efforts to separate all moderate formations from terrorist groups.