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 Russia blocks Ukraine's UN Security Council draft statement about air strikes on refugee camps in Syria

The Russian delegation to the UN blocked at the last minute on Friday the adoption of Security Council draft statement to the press about attacks on refugee camps in the north of Syria.

This was announced by Ukraine's Permanent Mission to the UN, Censor.NET reports referring to Ukrinform.

"Russia has blocked the UN Security Council draft statement to the press about the air strikes on refugee camps in the Syrian province of Idlib, which occurred on May 5," the Ukrainian side noted.

Russia is said to see uncertainty about the situation among the reasons behind such a step.

The draft statement, in particular expresses deep concern about the reports of killing civilians in air strikes on Syrian refugee camps on May 5. The document also calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law and human rights, avoid indiscriminate attacks on civilians, and immediately begin the investigation of the tragic incident.

As earlier reported, Ukraine initiated a draft statement of the UN Security Council about the air strikes on refugee camps in the north of Syria.

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