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The West condemns the move by Russia and China to veto the UN resolution on Syria. Critics include British Foreign Secretary William Hague and French then-president Nicolas Sarkozy. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the lack of unanimity in the Security Council undermined the United Nations’ image. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the failed UN Syria vote a “travesty”. The resolution, which is being actively pushed through by the United States and its allies, is further interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign nation, said Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations.
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Moscow wants Syria talks to continue

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the UN's Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that the Geneva talks between the Syrian government and opposition should be continued without delay

Russia hopes UNSC will pass Syria resolution - official

The Russian authorities are hopeful that the draft resolution on humanitarian aid access to Syria that is currently being debated by the UN Security Council will eventually be adopted, Moscow's Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, told reporters

Syrian settlement talks to continue in Geneva

On February 10, UN-Arab League peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi held separate meetings with the sides' delegations, but there was no traditional press conference summing up the results of that day's negotiations

Record sales for Russian arms in 2013

Ivan Safronov

Anatoly Isaykin, director general of Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, on Afghanistan, Syria, deals with the U.S. and why the company's revenues will not grow much higher

Russia proposes fresh round of U.S. trade talks

David Miller

Russian officials are looking to open talks on reducing trade barriers with the country’s former Cold War adversary, despite facing a host of political disagreements in other areas

1st round of inter-Syrian talks to end in Geneva on Friday

Continuing sharp disagreements over a whole range of issues have not allowed the sides to engage in direct talks in which UN-Arab League peace envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi would not be required to act as a mediator, or to secure any breakthrough in the search for a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis

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