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22 January, Friday

UN Security Council rejects Russia's Syria aid plan

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UN Security Council members on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected Russia's draft resolution on humanitarian aid border crossings into Syrian rebel strongholds, EDNews.net reports citing Deutsche Welle.

Russia wanted to reduce the number of crossings between Turkey and northwestern Syria from two down to one.

It was a counter-proposal to an earlier German-Belgian draft resolution, vetoed by Russia and China on Tuesday.

The Russian resolution would have needed a minimum of nine votes in the 15-member council for approval, but Moscow got support from just China, Vietnam and South Africa.

Seven countries, including Germany, France, the UK and the US voted against the proposal. A further four abstained.

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