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Francois Hollande slams Russia's 'systematic obstruction' at UN over Syria

AFP
Published Dec 7, 2016, 3:43 pm IST
Updated Dec 7, 2016, 3:44 pm IST
Russia vetoed the French-backed measure on Tuesday in New York, the sixth time.
French President Francois Hollande. (Photo: AP)
 French President Francois Hollande. (Photo: AP)

Paris: French President Francois Hollande denounced "systematic obstruction" by Russia at the UN Security Council on Wednesday after the failure of a resolution calling for a seven-day ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Russia vetoed the French-backed measure on Tuesday in New York, the sixth time it has blocked a council resolution on Syria since the conflict began in March 2011. China also vetoed it.

 

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