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    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The members of the United Nations Security Council decided not to support a Russian resolution on Friday that would have allowed cross-border humanitarian aid deliveries into Syria through two crossings for a period of six months.

    The resolution received 5 votes in favoгr, while 4 members voted against, and 4 countries abstained.

    A Security Council resolution requires nine votes and no veto from any of the five permanent members - China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    Earlier in the day, Russia and China rejected a resolution drafted by Belgium, Germany and Kuwait that called for authorising deliveries through three crossings for another year.

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    humanitarian aid, UN Security Council (UNSC), Russia, Syria
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