12 Mar 2018 20:14

Syrian military operation in Eastern Ghouta not in breach of UN SC resolution on Syrian truce - Nebenzya

NEW YORK. March 12 (Interfax) - The Syrian army's counter-terrorist operation in Eastern Ghouta does not run counter to the UN Security Council resolution on ceasefire in Syria, Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya said on Monday.

"The counter-terrorist operation which the Syrian military continue does not contradict the Resolution 2401," Nebenzya said at a UN Security Council meeting on Syria.

The accusations that Russia and Syrian government forces are responsible for the crisis in the suburb of Damascus are baseless, he said.

Western countries themselves "are not doing anything" to settle the situation in Eastern Ghouta and only "make endless accusations against Russia," Nebenzya said.

"That this is being done is a political line, it is caused not only, and not so much, by concern about the Syrians' humanitarian needs," Nebenzya said.