Russia: UN declaration on Qusair ceasefire one-sided

June 3, 2013 18:22

MOSCOW - Russia blocked a UN Security Council declaration on the siege of the Syrian town of Qusair over the weekend because it amounted to a demand for a unilateral ceasefire by government forces, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich described what is happening in Qusair as a "counterterrorist operation against militants who have been terrorizing the population" of the Syrian town.

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