Resolution on Syria is adopted: Russia changes its attitude

As it was informed before the UN would vote on a resolution on Syria on April 21, Saturday. The UN Security Council adopted the resolution on deploying 300 unarmed observers in Syria on preliminary basis for three months to monitor the ceasefire. informs about this.

The resolution calls on the Syrian government to support the observers mission by helping deploy its members and provide transport for them without hindrances, calling upon the UN and Syria to reach an agreement on providing the planes needed by the mission.

The resolution also called on all sides in Syria to guarantee the safety of the mission members, stressing that the primary responsibility regarding the observers’ safety falls upon the government.

The Russian resolution stipulates that the deployment of the observer mission will be evaluated by the UN Secretary General based on relevant developments on the ground, including the cessation of violence.

The resolution called upon all sides in Syria to cease violence, saying that the cessation which has been achieved so far is clearly imperfect.

Russia’s position on Syria has positively changed over the recent months. Ria Novosti writes about this quoting to the former League of Arab States chief Amr Moussa.

Russia’s stance over the crisis in Syria is moving in positive direction and now Russia’s approach is much different from that it had a month ago, or three months ago or a year ago,” Moussa said.

Remind that more than 9,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad last March, according to UN estimates.

A group of six UN observers have been deployed to Syria to monitor the ceasefire in line with a resolution approved by the Security Council last week, which provides for a 30-strong monitoring mission to be sent to the violence-hit Arab country.

Russia has twice vetoed UN Security Council resolutions on Syria over what it says is a pro-rebel bias, but this time it gave its full backing to Annan’s peace plan, which Damascus also supported.

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