UN Security Council rejects Russia-sponsored resolution condemning Syrian intervention

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks attends the forum on working youth while visiting the Uralvagonzavod, a machine plant on March 6, 2018 in Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia. Vladimir Putin is actually having a campaign trip to Nizhny Tagil prior to the 2018 Presidential Elections on March 18.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks attends the forum on working youth while visiting the Uralvagonzavod, a machine plant on March 6, 2018 in Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk oblast, Russia. Vladimir Putin is actually having a campaign trip to Nizhny Tagil prior to the 2018 Presidential Elections on March 18.

The United Nations Security Council failed to adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on Saturday in which would likely have condemned “the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic by the U.S. in addition to its allies in violation of international law in addition to the U.N. Charter.”

Only Russia, China in addition to Bolivia voted in favor of the draft resolution. Eight countries voted against the draft, while four abstained. A resolution needs nine votes in favor in addition to no vetoes by Russia, China, France, Britain or the United States to pass.

U.S., British in addition to French forces pounded Syria with more than 100 missiles early on Saturday, in response to a poison gas attack in which killed dozens of people last week, from the biggest intervention by Western powers against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Putin said the U.S. actions in Syria made the humanitarian catastrophe worse in addition to caused pain for civilians.

“Russia from the most serious way condemns the attack on Syria where Russian military servicemen help the legitimate government to fight terrorism,” Putin said.

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