The UN, on 19 February. /Corr. Oleg Zelenin/. Russia circulated among members of the UN Security Council a draft resolution in response to Turkey’s actions undermining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria. This was announced at the permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the world organization.
Turkey fired on the positions of the Kurds in Syria
“The resolution circulated to security Council members,” said the Russian Embassy.
It is expected that the Russian-proposed draft resolution will be discussed at a closed meeting of the security Council, which will begin at 23:00 GMT. Earlier the Russian foreign Ministry reported that Moscow plans to submit to the security Council consideration of the draft resolution with the requirement to stop any action that undermines the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, as well as impeding the start of the Syrian peace process.
In recent days Turkey is shelling the positions of Syrian Kurds involved in the fight against gangs on the side of Damascus. This week Russia has already initiated a discussion in the UN security Council the actions of Ankara. Following the meeting, on 16 February, Council members expressed concern about the behavior of the Turkish authorities, and agreed to urge Ankara to respect international law.
Today the Financial Times reported that Turkey is preparing plans for the introduction of troops in the North of Syria, and Saudi Arabia – to the South of the country, in the border area with Jordan. At the same time, according to her, the US is trying to keep Ankara and Riyadh from military action in Syria, as NATO is concerned about the prospect of deployment of Turkish troops in the country, where there are armed forces of Russia.
The UN Secretariat has expressed concern about the situation on the Syrian-Turkish border, noting that any conflict in this area can spiral out of control. “What we are witnessing on the Syrian-Turkish border, only complicates the situation and speaks about the urgent need to find a political solution, said the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dujarric, answering the question. – Any conflict along the border could spiral out of control. All parties should keep this in mind”.
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