Russia, backed by China, vetoed on December 20 against a draft resolution calling for the extension of United Nations assistance through border points to 4 million Syrians for a year, in flagrant defiance of all Security Council members, appeals to non-permanent members and criticism of permanent members.
It is well known that the mechanism approved by the United Nations to deliver aid through points that are not controlled by the Syrian regime ends on the tenth day of January 2020. The four previously approved points are two via Turkey, one through Iraq and one via Jordan.
This is the 14th veto practiced by Russia in support of the Syrian regime since 2011 against the Syrian popular uprising that demanded freedom, justice and the departure of the Assad regime.
Russia, which participated in the war against the Syrian people and which has killed hundreds of thousands, displaced millions, destroyed Syrian infrastructure and overstructure, seeks to prevent humanitarian aid from reaching the displaced people in the Syrian north, besieging areas still outside the Assad regime’s control and starving them to force them to surrender.
It is worth noting that the Syrian regime, backed by Russia and the militias that Iran brought, besieged, starved, and destroyed many areas of Syria until forcing them to surrender.
The Syrian Human Rights Committee recalls that the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community in providing displaced persons in northern Syria with humanitarian aid must not be hindered by the biased Russian veto which has been heavily involved in taking the lives of Syrians
Syrian Human Rights Committee