Russia and China vetoed in the UN security Council on a draft decision of Belgium and Germany, extending the work of 2 border crossings on the border of Syria and Turkey For cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid. Other security Council members voted for.
As said the Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, Russia will submit to the security Council its own draft decision, leaving one checkpoint For the delivery of assistance on the border of Syria and Turkey.
Mode simplified the delivery of humanitarian and medical aid to Syria from neighbouring countries, in the 1st turn across the border with Turkey, through the front lines and the border crossings since July 2014. This mechanism has been extended every year. In the framework of humanitarian UN agencies and their partners had the right to use the routes through the confrontation line and the border crossings of Bab-es-Salam, Bab al-Hawa, al-Arabiya and al-Ramtha.
in early January, the UN security Council adopted resolution Belgium and Germany on the extension mechanism for six months, the number of checkpoints on the borders made the decision to reduce from 4 to 2. the Valid left items at the border line with Turkey: Bab-es-Salam and Bab al Hawa. This decision was made by Russia, China, Syrian Arab Republic. For example, according to the position of Russia, the need for 2 other border crossings have disappeared, because the situation on the ground has changed. According to the Russian side, Syrian authorities have kept under observation before held by terrorists of the territory and able to deliver humanitarian aid. The decrease in the number of border crossings extremely not satisfied with the Western partners in the security Council.
The mandate of the work of the border crossings of Bab-es-Salam and Bab al Hawa expires July 10, 2020. To continue the delivery of humanitarian assistance these ways, SB is obliged to renew it.
in June, Germany and Belgium introduced a draft decision which proposes to extend for one year (until July 10, 2021) operation of points of Bab-es-Salam and Bab El-Hawa on the border line with Turkey.
in the initial version of the solution, the authors suggested, given the pandemic COVID-19 again to allow humanitarian UN agencies and their partners are the exception to apply, the border crossing El Arabia for the initial period until January 10, 2021. But then the authors did not want from this point.