Russia threatens to veto French UN resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

The UNSC will vote on Saturday on a draft resolution that urges Russia and the United States to ensure an immediate truce in Syria's Aleppo

Russia threatens to veto French UN resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russia on Friday threatened to use its veto to block a French-drafted UN resolution calling for an end to the bombing of Aleppo and the grounding of all warplanes over the Syrian city.

"I cannot possibly see how we can let this resolution pass," Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters when asked whether he would resort to the veto.

Following a closed-door Security Council meeting on Syria, Churkin said the French measure was "hastily put together," adding, "I believe this is not designed to make progress, but to cause a Russian veto."

Council members have been holding negotiations for the past week over the draft resolution, which calls for an end to the bombing of Aleppo, access for aid deliveries and a halt to all military flights over the city.

French Ambassador Francois Delattre said the resolution h

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