UN body dismisses Russsia's attempt to condemn western allies "aggression" in Syria


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Konashenkov said the attack was fabricated as an excuse to conduct military attacks on Syria.

Britain's U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce blamed Russian Federation for repeatedly vetoing resolutions on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and said the United Kingdom took military action "to save lives", on the legal basis of "humanitarian intervention".

At a news conference on Friday, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov showed video of what he called an interview of 2 men who appeared in the footage.

He said his ministry has evidence that proves Britain was directly involved in organizing what he called the "provocation".

UNITED NATIONS-The U.N. Security Council overwhelmingly rejected a Russian resolution calling for condemnation of "aggression" by the United States, Britain and France against Syria on Saturday, a vote reflecting support for the allied airstrikes on Syrian chemical sites. "We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences".

According to a statement by the French presidency, Mr Macron called for dialogue between France and Russian Federation to "continue and intensify" to bring peace and stability to Syria.

Mr Putin and Mr Macron instructed their foreign and defence ministers to maintain close contact to "de-escalate the situation", the Kremlin said. Rudskoi says Saturday's strike hasn't caused any casualties and Syrian military facilities targeted by the U.S., Britain and France have suffered only minor damage. The United States, France and Britain fired 105 missiles overnight in retaliation, targeting Syria's chemical weapons program.

Russian Federation said that the Western powers "cynically" carried out military action hours before a team from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons was set to begin an investigation into the suspected chemical weapons attack in the town of Douma in Eastern Ghouta that sparked the intervention by the U.S. and its allies.