RUSSIA VETOES UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION ON SYRIA

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Moscow has vetoed a US-backed resolution condemning the Khan Shaykun incident on April 4 as a chemical attack while demanding that Syria open up its military bases to inspections.

Russia, which has veto power as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, was joined by Bolivia in voting down the resolution. China, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan abstained.
According to the reports, the Syrian government is ready to provide an opportunity for OPCW representatives to check Shayrat airbase.
Also OPCW has confirmed destruction of 10 out of 12 objects with chemical weapons. The OPCW was not provided access to the other 2 because they are under control of the moderate opposition groups.

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