Russia pushes UN Security Council on Syria sovereignty
Saturday, 20 February 2016 - 8:39
Russia requested the United Nations Security Council yesterday, to call for Syria's sovereignty to be respected.
It called for cross-border shelling and incursions to be halted, and for "attempts or plans for foreign ground intervention" to be abandoned.
Russia circulated a short draft resolution to the 15-member council over concerns about an escalation in hostilities, after Turkey this week said it, and other countries could commit ground troops to Syria.
The Security Council met last afternoon to discuss the draft, but veto-powers the United States, France and Britain all said it had no future.