Russia has proposed a new resolution on Syria
Russia proposed the UN Security Council a new version of the project on Syria. This is the third version of the resolution, designed to put an end to the protracted civil conflict, Interfax reported.
The project will be considered by diplomats of Western countries on Tuesday. However, they have claimed that the text has no obvious signs that Moscow had listened to requests from its Western partners on a strong condemnation of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Meanwhile, on Monday, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope that the UN Security Council will act in the most "serious and consistent" way to resolve the situation in Syria, France Presse reported.
"The situation (in Syria) has become unacceptable. I hope that the UN Security Council will consider (the situation) seriously and consistently", the agency quoted Ban Ki-moon speaking at a press conference in Abu Dhabi.
Earlier, the UN Secretary General called on President Bashar Assad to "stop killing" the Syrian people and to stop the bloodshed in the country. "I know that there are some differences between the member countries of Security Council, but the death toll has reached an unacceptable level. We cannot let the situation evolve in such a scenario", UN Secretary General said.
At the UN Security Council on October 4, China and Russia used their veto and blocked a draft resolution to impose sanctions in case of continuation of the crackdown of the opposition in the country that does not exclude the possibility of military intervention and repeating of "the Libyan script" in Syria.