Latest News Syria: Russian peacekeepers to Golan Heights

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Russia may send 300 peacekeepers to Golan Heights

Russia may dispatch around 300 peacekeepers to the Golan Heights to the zone of separation between Syria and Israel to replace the Austrian peacekeepers being withdrawn from there.

This was announced by Russia’s UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin, emerging from closed UN SC consultations on the peacekeeping mission of the UNDOF.

“A number of countries–UN Security Council members took note of our initiative, reiterating what we have already noted: that a concerted agreement of all interested sides is required”, – stressed Churkin.

According to him, UN legal advisers shall be looking into whether adoption of a special Security Council resolution is required for implementing Russia’s offer.

The fact is, the protocol of the disengagement agreement between Israel and Syria bars permanent members of the Security Council from the U.N. observer mission there.

Read more: http://english.ruvr.ru/news/2013_06_08/Russian-journalists-come-under-rebel-attack-in-Golan-Heights-0106/

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I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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2 Responses to Latest News Syria: Russian peacekeepers to Golan Heights

  1. kruitvat says:

    ‘UN peacekeeping’

    Putin’s offer was quickly turned down, however, by Josephine Guerrero, spokesperson for the UN peacekeeping department. She said that ‘while the offer was appreciated, the disengagement agreement and accompanying protocol do not allow the participation of troops from a permanent member of the UN Security Council’…

  2. kruitvat says:

    Syria welcomes Russia’s offer to replace Austrian peacekeepers at Golan Heights

    2013-06-8

    DAMASCUS, June 7 (Xinhua) — Syria’s Foreign Ministry hailed Friday the Russian offer to replace Austrian peacekeepers in the Golan Heights after Austria decided to pull out its troops due to the rising tension on the Syrian borders with the Israeli-occupied territory.

    While lamenting Austria’s decision to withdraw its 377 UN peacekeepers from the occupied Golan Heights due to the tension between rebels and government troops in the area, the ministry hailed Moscow’s offer to replace the Austrian UN troops, pledging full cooperation in that regard.

    On Thursday, the Syrian rebels briefly overran a border crossing near the Golan Heights, but the Syrian troops later clashed with them and recaptured the border point in al-Quneitra city.

    Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger said the battles for controlling the border point at the Golan Heights pushed them to withdraw their troops. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he regretted such a decision by Austria.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that his country was ready to replace the Austrian peacekeepers with Russian ones ” if the regional powers show interest and if the UN secretary general asks us to do so.”

    “Given the complicated situation in the Golan Heights, we could replace the leaving Austrian contingent in this region on the border between Israeli troops and the Syrian army,” he said.

    A total of 1,000 UN peacekeepers have been observing a four- decade-old ceasefire between Syria and Israel at the Golan Heights captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war. But they have found themselves caught in the middle of violence between the Syrian troops and the rebels.

    Over the past two months, a total of 25 Filipino peacekeepers had been kidnapped in two incidents by the rebels near the occupied Golan Heights.

    http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/08/c_124830389.htm

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