NEW YORK: Western powers refused to support Russia in stopping Turkish intervention in Syria during a UNSC’s meeting.
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Russia presented a resolution and strongly demanded to respect Syria’s territorial integrity and sovereignty.
Russia’s deputy ambassador to UN claimed that Turkey is ready to put troops on the ground which will “undermine all fundamental decisions” taken to end Syrian conflict so far.
US and France dismissed the resolution draft and claimed that it will escalate the Syrian conflict.
US ambassador Samantha Power claimed that Russia is trying to distract the world from its air campaign in Syria and urged it to play its role in UN peace process.
He said “We are facing a dangerous military escalation that could easily get out of control and lead us to uncharted territory.”
Russia is supporting Assad’s regime by its air campaign against rebels.
Turkey is facing national security threat from Syrian Kurds.
At least 28 people died and 61 wounded in a attack in Ankara a day before.
Syria is facing 5 years old civil war in which at least 260,000 people have been died and half population of country has become homeless.
UN peace envoy Staffan De Mistura is working for peace in Syria and next meeting is expected to be held on February 25.