The ceasefire will not apply to operations against the “Islamic state”, “al-Qaeda”, “Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra”
On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on the establishment of humanitarian pause in Syria for at least 30 days.
The draft document was prepared by Sweden and Kuwait. The new resolution demands all parties to the conflict immediately to cease hostilities and to initiate communications with the purpose of establishing a thirty-day truce and humanitarian operations in this civil war-torn Arab country.
However, according to the document, the ceasefire does not apply to military operations held against militants of terrorist groups “Islamic state”, “al-Qaeda”, “jabhat al-Nusra”.
After voting in the security Council, the US representative to the UN, Nikki Haley accused Russia of delaying the adoption of the resolution on the cease-fire.
“We were too late in reacting to the current crisis, she said. – On Thursday, Russia demanded to postpone the discussion of the resolution, proposing instead to hold a public meeting on humanitarian assistance. 14 members of the Security Council were prepared to support (the resolution) on the cease-fire, but Russia disrupted the vote.”
According to the representative of the United States, because of the actions of Russia on the adoption and discussion of the resolution took too much time.
“We could stop this situation ten days ago,” said Nikki Haley.
She also said that Washington expects Moscow actions that will prevent the use of chemical weapons by government forces in Syria.