The Russian delegation to the UN vetoed a Security Council resolution renewing the mandate of the Joint investigative mechanism of the UN and OSHS to investigate the use of chemical weapons regime of Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian province of Idlib. About it reports UKRINFORM.

The vote on the resolution initiated by the delegation of the United States, took place on Thursday in new York.

In addition to Russia, against the extension of the investigation voted Bolivia, which is currently a temporary member of the UN security Council. China and Egypt abstained from voting. Ukraine supported the resolution.

The mandate of the Joint investigative mechanism the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OSHS) to investigate cases of chemical attacks in Syria is valid till 16 Nov, inclusive, and to extend the period you need the permission of the UN Security Council.

See also: Russia introduced to the UN security Council resolution on gimatecan in Syria

In a confidential report of the joint investigative mechanism the UN and the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons, presented on 26 October, says that the President of Syria is responsible for use of sarin poison gas during the bombing of the city of Khan shaykhun (Idlib) 4 April 2017.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson on Friday, October 27, has accused Russia in an attempt to hide the use of toxic gas sarin by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said Moscow’s behavior undermined the consensus against chemical weapons.

See also: otvetstvenno Assad Government for the chemical attack in Khan Sheyhun – UN

Chemical attack in Syria: Russia has blocked a UN extension of the investigation 17.11.2017

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