The UN security Council has not managed to come to a consensus on the extension of the Rafah crossing on the border with Syria For delivery to the country of humanitarian aid from Turkey.
For this purpose used two border crossing - " Bab El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam ". The mandate of the CPT had expired on 10 July For further work the Council was obliged to adopt the resolution.
But do It Before the end of Friday did not happen due to the difference in positions from one side of Russia and China on the reverse of the European countries and the USA.
Russia calls for gradual folding mechanism for cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid. According to the capital of Russia, It was temporary and was needed in the conditions, when the Syrian government did not control large parts of the country. Then To assist the population in non-government controlled areas was appropriate to deliver humanitarian goods from the territory of neighboring Iraq, Jordan and Turkey. Now the situation on the ground has changed, the Syrian army taken under observation more and more areas and the need for mechanism of the disappeared, reported in the Russian capital. The Syrian Arab Republic and Russia reported that the humanitarian aid must Now be delivered via Damascus.
Work 4 CPT was extended by UN security Council resolutions every year since 2014. In January at the insistence of Russia and China working 2-crossings - on the border of Syria and Jordan, as well as of Syria and Iraq - not rolled over. This caused a sharp rejection of Western colleagues in the security Council. European countries and the United States announced that the closure of the checkpoint will lead to casualties among Syrian civilians deprived of aid.
Prior to July 10, had to be decided by the remaining two CAT - " Bab El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam ". Over the past week, Belgium and Germany on the one hand and Russia with a return prepared in two solutions. Russian projects has not gained the required number of votes. The projects European partners, Russia and China vetoed.
The fundamental difference between projects that the Russian Federation wants to keep the current just one CAT - " Bab-El-Hawa ". Moscow believes it is necessary to reflect in the solution of the malignancy unilateral penalties on Syria, worsening the humanitarian situation in the country amid the war and the pandemic coronavirus.
Belgium and Germany are pushing to save 2-CAT, with their resolutions, there is no hint of condemnation of punishment for Syria. Germany declares that the punishment of the EU are targeted and not beaten by ordinary people.
on the last working day of the week Belgium and Germany made a third solution, discuss who will be the first day of the weekend. He again offers to extend the work of 2 PPC - "Bab-El-Hawa" for a year and "Bab-es-Salam" for 3 months.
"We can predict that tomorrow will be another veto. Maybe there is a future plan in this development. I don't know about it. But crystal clear, there is no guarantee that the project (Belgium and Germany - ed.) will receive support, " said Fins news senior analyst of the center for international Crisis Group Ashish Pradhan.
according to his statement, Russia has never hinted that she would be willing to renew CPR " Bab-es-Salam ".
at the permanent mission of Russia to the UN on the last working day of the week recalled that the mechanism of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid was created in 2014 as an urgent and temporary, exceptional measure. For reviews of the Russian capital, " there is no doubt that it contradicts the principles of international humanitarian law and undermines Syrian sovereignty." At that stage the mechanism was a compromise To address issues within conflict-torn countries and the plight of the needy people, said at the permanent representation. The statement said that the Russian Federation has many times pointed to a problem with the monitoring system of this mechanism, including reporting issues. They are still not solved, the misleading in the permanent representation and advocate for a " gradual closing of the crossings and collapse of the whole mechanism as It will allow the situation in the country."