Russia Seeks International Support for Resolution on Syrian ceasefire Deal

Moscow, Russia has submitted a draft resolution aimed at supporting the nationwide ceasefire in Syria to the UN Security Council, Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin said, expressing his hope that the UNSC will vote on the document on Saturday.

The Russian envoy to the UN also stressed that Moscow welcomes the participation of every side that is genuinely willing to join “serious negotiations” in the upcoming talks in Astana.

The documents that “establishes a ceasefire as well as obliges the Syrian government and the opposition to start direct talks in Astana in late January” were revealed Thursday and sent to the UNSC, Churkin told journalists, adding that on Friday, Russia would formally present both documents at the UNSC meeting together with a draft resolution supporting the ceasefire in Syria.

Source: Qatar News Agency