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The UN has supported the increase in the supply of humanitarian aid to Syria

The UN is in favour of increasing volumes of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, not the reduction, said at a briefing the official representative of the UN Secretary General Stefan Dyuzharrik.

"We need to get across the border were more of humanitarian aid. We do not need to become less", - said Dujarric, answering the question about whether or not the two border crossings on the border of Syria and Turkey to deliver humanitarian aid to the North-East and North of the SAR.

The Security Council this week is discussing about the fate of two border crossing "Bab-El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam" on the Syrian-Turkish border near Idlib. Them from Turkey to Syria received humanitarian assistance. The mandate of this transmission expires July 10, so for their further functioning of the security Council must adopt a resolution. However, the members of the Security Council there are contradictions.

Belgium and Germany want to extend the work of two checkpoints at six months and have submitted a resolution for consideration by the UN security Council. Russia also stands to save only one border crossing "Bab-El-Hawa".

Mode simplified the delivery of humanitarian and medical aid to Syria from neighbouring States (primarily across the border with Turkey) through the front lines and the border crossings since July 2014. Such a mechanism has been renewed annually. Under this mechanism, the humanitarian agencies of the UN and its partners had the right to use the routes through the confrontation lines and four border crossing points: "Bab-es-Salam", "Bab El-Hawa" (both on the border of Syria and Turkey), "El Arabia" (border with Iraq) and "al-Ramtha" (border with Jordan).

As soon as the Syrian army began to establish control over a growing territory, Damascus and Moscow began to advocate a phasing out of the operation of border crossings. As stated by Russian and Syrian parties, and now humanitarian aid must be delivered to the areas through the territory of Syria, and not from the territory of neighboring States.

In January the UN security Council extended until July 10 the mandate of only two checkpoints on the border with Turkey. "El Arabiya and al-Ramtha" has ceased to function in the framework of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid. It is not like the Western partners in the security Council.

Russia's envoy to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia said that the mechanism of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid was conceived as a temporary emergency measure that the Security Council has endorsed, to provide humanitarian support to the conflict-ridden country. Now, according to Russia's permanent representative to the UN, it is time to gradually phase out the mechanism to replace it with humanitarian supplies that will be carried out in accordance with the principles outlined in the UN General Assembly resolution 46/182.

The Russian foreign Ministry expressed regret that no progress on sending in Idlib Syrian humanitarian convoy, as the West insists on the delivery of aid through cross-border deliveries from Turkey.