The number of victims of a chemical attack in Syria has reached 88 people. Russia vetoed a UN security Council resolution on Syria, adopted in connection with this incident. Such actions can be interpreted as the fact that Moscow has approved the use of chemical weapons. It’s hard to accept. Russia is a permanent member of the UN security Council, is abusing its veto power.
The draft resolution on Syria dismissed
The draft resolution was proposed by the US, Britain and France. It contained criticism of the use of chemical weapons and a demand that Syrian authorities cooperated in the investigation. From 15 countries this project was approved ten. It was opposed by Russia and Bolivia. China, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained.
The chemical weapons Convention obliges countries that have acceded to it, to abandon the development, production and storage of chemical weapons, which is weapons of mass destruction. Its use is an unacceptable war crime.
According to the Syrian organization for human rights in the UK, on 15 April, the number of victims of a chemical attack reached 88 people. Among them 31 children and 21 women. The Minister of defence of the USA James Mattis (James Mattis) said that on the basis of maps of the flights of Syrian military planes, the responsibility for the chemical attack lies on the Assad administration.
The international community should as soon as possible to establish the facts. If found evidence of the guilt of the Assad administration, it will be necessary to impose on Syria with tough sanctions.
However, Deputy permanent representative to the UN Vladimir Safronkov criticized the draft resolution: “the Culprits were called up to conduct an objective investigation.” Russia used its veto. The country is a permanent member of the UN security Council turns a blind eye to war crimes? It is difficult to understand a negative attitude to the investigation.
Earlier this month in St. Petersburg metro had carried out the attack that claimed the lives of 14 people. Injured more than 50 people. Some experts believe that the suspect in February for about a month lived in Kyrgyzstan, where he sided with Islamic extremists.
I cannot afford to have innocent Russians became targets of terrorist attacks. The use of chemical weapons is akin to terrorism: this is cruel and inhumane actions.
The Putin administration claims that the primary task is to combat international terrorism. She conducts military operations against the “Islamic state” (banned in Russia — approx. ed.). The same attitude should be, and to the use of chemical weapons. Russia is supporting Assad, should facilitate the investigation.
The draft resolution proposed by Western countries, is not accepted for the eighth time because of the Russian veto. Become incompetent the UN security Council does not offer effective measures against the Syrian problem.
The civil war in Syria began in March 2011, when Assad’s administration suppressed anti-government demonstrations. The situation has been exacerbated by the penetration of IG. The number of victims exceeded 300 thousand people. The influx of refugees in Europe led to the spread of intolerance toward immigrants.
You must seek peace
The administration of al-Assad is massacring his own people. The government has lost its legitimacy. The international community should make efforts for a peaceful settlement and the formation of a new government in Syria.