Sources reported the preparation of Germany's new resolution on Syria
Germany and Belgium had prepared a third version of the resolution on the prolongation of the two border crossings on the Syrian-Turkish border in the framework of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria, told RIA Novosti sources in the security Council.
In the framework of cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria now there are two border crossing on the border of Syria and Turkey - "Bab El-Hawa and Bab-es-Salam". The mandate of this transmission expires July 10, so for their further functioning of the security Council must adopt a resolution. However, in the Security Council disagreement.
Russia and China vetoed two previous versions of the resolution, Germany and Belgium. First suggested to extend the work of both the CPT for a year, the second in six months.
"Belgium and Germany have prepared a third draft resolution," - said the Agency interlocutor. Another source said that while the project is not voted on.
The third option, a copy of which is available to RIA Novosti, suggests to extend the border crossing "Bab-El-Hawa" for 12 months (until July 10, 2021) and CAT "Bab-es-Salam" for three months (until October 10, 2020).
Russia is in favour of phasing out the work of border crossings and delivery of humanitarian aid by the official authorities in Syria, not across the borders with neighbouring States.
Friday is expected to vote on the Russian draft. He proposes to extend the operation of the border crossing "Bab-El-Hawa" for the year. The mandate of the second transmission is not extended, according to the Russian text.
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 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 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.