Russia to ask U.N. Security Council to endorse Syria ceasefire -ambassador

by Reuters
Friday, 30 December 2016 15:18 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Russia has circulated a proposed resolution at the U.N. Security Council that would endorse the fragile ceasefire aimed at ending nearly six years of war, the country's ambassador to the United Nations said on Friday.

Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters before a Security Council meeting that he hoped the council would vote on the resolution on Saturday.

(Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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