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>> Raised hands from Russia and China voting against the UN resolution calling for a seven-day truce in Aleppo. Moscow backing the Syrian regime and its battle against the rebels. It says a ceasefire is out of the question.>>
> As we know, these kinds of forces has been used by fighters to resupply the air ammunition and to strengthen their positions.
And this will only worsen the suffering of civilians.>> The UN hoped the truce would allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid. Residents of the Syrian city battered by relentless fighting and Russian air strikes. Food and medicines running short, about 200,000 people still trapped in rebel-held areas. The US Ambassador to the UN not mincing her words.
>> Let me tell you what Russia and China have vetoed today, in blocking this resolution and allowing the bombardment of Eastern Aleppo to continue. They have vetoed the delivery of basic medicine to people who will die without it. They have vetoed the evacuation of sick and dying people who have no chance of surviving in the bombed-out hospitals and clinics of Eastern Aleppo.
>> China argues the resolution was premature. Russia says it plans to start talks with the US over a rebel withdrawal from Eastern Aleppo. Washington dismisses that as a made-up alibi.