Russia's actions in the UN Security Council cause certain concern for the Government of Canada, according to the Head of the Canadian Foreign Ministry Chrystia Freeland, the CBC reports.
Russia has already vetoed the Syrian resolution for the eighth time, which indicates certain problems in the very structure of the UN, the Canadian minister stressed. Repeated blocking the UN Security Council resolutions gives perpetrators an opportunity to avoid responsibility.
"This systematic obstruction at the UN callously ignores the suffering of Syrians and prevents the perpetrators of these horrifying atrocities from being held accountable. Canada urges Russia and Iran, as supporters of the Assad regime, to join with the international community in condemning this heinous and illegal use of chemical weapons," Freeland said.
Chrystia Freeland thanked those countries that supported the latest Security Council resolution, among them were Egypt, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Sweden, Ukraine, Uruguay, France, the United States and Great Britain.
April 13, the Russian Federation once again used the right of veto and blocked a draft resolution in the UN Security Council on the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. The project was prepared jointly by the delegations of the United States, Great Britain and France.
April 7, the United States of America launched a military operation against the forces of the Bashar Assad regime. The American missile hit the Air Force base of the Bashar Assad regime "Shayrat". According to Pentagon spokesperson Colonel Jeff Davis, a massive strike was a response to the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in the city of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib. As a result of the chemical attack carried out by Assad regime forces in the village of Khan Sheikhun in the province of Idlib on April 4, more than 100 civilians were killed, about 500 people were injured, mostly children.