The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on the cessation of hostilities in Syria

The UN General Assembly approved a resolution on the immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria, provision of humanitarian assistance throughout the country and the termination of the siege of cities, including Aleppo. It is reported by Reutres.

The resolution was adopted by majority vote. It was voted by 122 countries, 13 voted against and 36 abstained. The draft submitted to the General Assembly, prepared by Canada.

Permanent representative of Russia to the UN Vitaly Churkin told reporters that it is not necessary to expect cardinal changes of the situation in Syria after the adoption of the resolution.

The document requests the UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon for 45 days to monitor the implementation of all the recommendations “on ways and means to protect the civilian population”.