RT – BREAKING: Russia to initiate UN Security Council meeting over Turkey’s plans to send troops to northern Syria

Published time: 19 Feb, 2016 15:27 Edited time: 19 Feb, 2016 15:50

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova © Maksim Blinov
A UN Security Council meeting is to be called at Russia’s request on Friday to discuss Ankara’s plans for a ground operation in Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said.

Turkey’s actions in the region are threatening Syrian sovereignty, Moscow said, adding it would table a resolution demanding its prevention.

Moscow is concerned about the escalation of tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border, and “Turkey’s announced plans to put boots on the ground in northern Syria,” Maria Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, said on Friday, adding that the situation in the region is worrying because Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters are entering Syria and creating terrorist bases there.

It undercuts efforts to launch a political settlement in the Syrian Arab Republic,” Zakharova said, announcing that Russia plans to call a Security Council meeting to discuss the situation.

A draft resolution will include demands to “end any actions that undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria, that are at odds with UN Security Council resolution 2254, as well as [interfere] with the launch of the Syrian peace process.”

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2 Responses to RT – BREAKING: Russia to initiate UN Security Council meeting over Turkey’s plans to send troops to northern Syria

  1. Pingback: RT – BREAKING: Russia to initiate UN Security Council meeting over Turkey’s plans to send troops to northern Syria | Johnsono ne'Blog'as

  2. enki says:

    Maria Zakharova Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson….interviewed on RT’ ‘In the Now’.

    https://www.rt.com/shows/in-the-now-summary/332766-zakharova-syria-media-propaganda/

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