The members of the UN security Council agreed on a compromise draft resolution on observers in Aleppo, Syria, said Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin.
“There is a good text of the draft resolution, we agreed to vote tomorrow,” he said following consultations that lasted more than three hours (quoted by “RIA Novosti”). Responding to a question about whether or not allowed international observers in Aleppo, he noted that “everything will be fine.”
The vote is expected to take place at 17:00 GMT.
Information on the compromise text of the draft resolution, reports Reuters. “We expect that will unanimously vote in favour of this text tomorrow”, — quotes Agency of the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.
Sunday, December 18, the UN security Council held emergency consultations on the French draft resolution, which involves placement in Eastern Aleppo, UN observers to monitor the evacuation of the insurgents and the population.
Churkin said earlier that Russia cannot prevent the adoption of the French resolution. “We believe that they [the French] have to offer — impossible and dangerous. We cannot support, we cannot let it [the draft resolution] to go,” — said Churkin.
He noted that Russia is going to act in the security Council with a new proposal on the situation in Aleppo and expressed the hope that in the end may be adopted another resolution. “We have a very simple idea, and if they will support these simple ideas, we can be adopted today for proper resolution,” said Churkin.
Russian postpred also said that Moscow is not against the idea of international monitoring, but against the deployment of “in the danger zone of Eastern Aleppo untrained staff”. According to him, in some situations the UN was “not ready to observe what is happening”, and sending such people to the “ruins of Eastern Aleppo” is a “tragedy and a provocation”. “I hope this is not deliberate provocation,” — said Churkin.