Permanent Representative of Russia to the UN Office and other International Organisations in Geneva Gennady Gatilov’s interview with Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency, March 5, 2018

Wednesday, 07 March 2018 11:36

Question: What does Russia think about the resolution on the situation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, passed by the UN Human Rights Council?

Gennady Gatilov:  As is known, our British colleagues convened emergency debates on Friday and submitted a confrontational and politicised text for the Human Rights Council to consider. We saw clearly that the alarming goal of this ploy was to unleash criticism of Damascus in a scenario similar to the developments around Aleppo in 2016.

Question: And what about states which denounce terrorists in UN Security Council resolutions but which simultaneously decline to support amendments based on these same decisions of the UN Security Council?

Gennady Gatilov:  We have suggested amendments to the submitted document. These amendments aim to uncover the real intentions of those who support politicised initiatives by the UN Human Rights Council that, in fact,  are aimed at supporting anti-government armed units.

All states that do not want the conflict to escalate and which sincerely strive to resolve the Syrian conflict and to eliminate the terrorist threat should have supported our amendments. But one can draw the conclusion that those who initiated this resolution are not interested in resolving the crisis around Eastern Ghouta, and actually continue to support militants and turn a blind eye to their crimes.

It is symptomatic that the United Kingdom, supported by the US, demanded voting on our amendments. Therefore, they have in fact proven their support for terrorists in Syria, including in Eastern Ghouta.

We have closely monitored the voting results and we have come to the conclusion that this vote is a striking example of the application of double standards. Some states declined to denounce terrorists and terrorist attacks against civilians for political reasons. We cannot agree with this position.

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