Slutsky: support of UN security Council resolution reaffirms Russia’s commitment to de-escalation in Syria

MOSCOW, February 25. /TASS/. Russia’s support for the resolutions of the security Council of UN 2401 establishing a 30-day truce in Syria confirms the desire for an early settlement of the humanitarian situation and a General de-escalation. On Sunday told reporters the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

Despite the fact that Western countries had made the adoption of the resolution on the background of aggravation of the situation in the Damascus suburb of East ghouta, Russia’s envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia noticed that the document envisages the introduction of a pause in the fighting throughout Syria. A similar position on the UN security Council meeting expressed the Syrian permanent representative Bashar ja’afari demanded that the truce be respected, and in Afrin, where Turkey is leading the operation against the Kurdish militias on the Golan heights.

Nebenzia also said that Russia will not allow arbitrary interpretation of the resolution on the establishment of the ceasefire in Syria, and requires the United States to stop threatening Damascus. He expressed “deep concern over public statements by some officials of the United States, acting with the threats of aggression against a sovereign Syria.”