UN renews cross-border Syria aid with Russia backing
10 January 2023 | 2:35 pm
The mechanism will remain in place until July 10 after a unanimous vote at the Security Council. While some nations felt this period too short, Russia had previously abstained on or vetoed such aid deliveries.
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