The UN Safety Council has unanimously accepted a resolution demanding a 30-working day ceasefire throughout Syria “without delay” to provide humanitarian assist to hundreds of thousands and evacuate the critically unwell and wounded.
The sponsors, Kuwait and Sweden, amended the resolution late on Friday in a last-minute endeavor to get Russian support, dropping a desire that the ceasefire just take influence in 72 hours.
Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia experienced claimed repeatedly that an speedy ceasefire was unrealistic.
Syrian UN Ambassador Bashar al-Ja´afari, centre left, enters the UN Safety Council chambers in advance of the vote (Craig Ruttle/AP)
Sweden’s UN Ambassador Olof Skoog mentioned right before the vote that the resolution could de-escalate violence and preserve lives.
“The UN convoys and evacuation groups are ready to go,” he claimed.