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Civilians carry their belongings as they walk towards a meeting point to be evacuated from a besieged area of Homs February 10, 2014. A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday, with the two sides complaining about violations of a local ceasefire and an Islamist offensive respectively in separate meetings with the international mediator. During the first round of talks in nearly three years of civil war last month, mediator Lakhdar Brahimi had tried to break down mistrust by focusing on agreeing a truce for a single city, Homs. (Thaer Al Khalidiya/REUTERS)
Civilians carry their belongings as they walk towards a meeting point to be evacuated from a besieged area of Homs February 10, 2014. A second round of Syria peace talks got off to a shaky start on Monday, with the two sides complaining about violations of a local ceasefire and an Islamist offensive respectively in separate meetings with the international mediator. During the first round of talks in nearly three years of civil war last month, mediator Lakhdar Brahimi had tried to break down mistrust by focusing on agreeing a truce for a single city, Homs. (Thaer Al Khalidiya/REUTERS)

Russia says draft UN resolution on Syria aid ‘one-sided’ Add to ...

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that a draft U.N. Security Council resolution aimed to boost aid access to Syria was one-sided and detached from reality, the Interfax news agency reported.

Lavrov said those behind the draft were seeking to mount pressure on Russia and China by discussing their proposal with the media and urged the Security Council to instead ready a resolution condemning “terrorist activity” in Syria, Interfax reported.

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