Russia has put forward its own UN Security Council draft resolution on Syria, according to media reports from New York, citing UN diplomatic sources.

These reports say that Moscow's envoy to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, submitted the document to the UN Security Council's permanent members for consideration on Wednesday evening (early Thursday morning Moscow time).

According to the sources, debates on Russia's draft resolution and a similar document earlier submitted by the West will continue on Thursday, but a decision on them should not be expected until the following week.

Russia has criticized the West-proposed draft resolution concerning a relief operation in Syria for effectively seeking to impose sanctions on the Syrian authorities in the future.

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