Disinfo: United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is not living up to his mandate

Summary

United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is not living up to his mandate concerning the organization of intra-Syrian dialogue.

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Actually, Russia has twice vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions, in October and December, that demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria's Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria bit.ly/1O5yESF, . The Syrian government delegation has not shown any readiness to engage in negotiations on a power-sharing and necessary reforms, including the security sector, in line with the Geneva Communique 2012 and the UNSCR, notably 2254. Russia, Bashar Assad's ally, subscribed to these international commitments as well.

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  • Reported in: Issue 52
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 16/12/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Syria
  • Keywords: UN, Syrian War
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Aleppo has been liberated from terrorists armed with chemical weapons

Aleppo has been liberated from terrorists armed with chemical weapons.

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The rules of war have been broken by both sides of the conflict. According to a UN report, quoted by the BBC “Syrian pro-government forces in eastern Aleppo have been killing people, including women and children, on the spot in their homes and on the street”. There is no evidence that the opposition has chemical weapons, but there is evidence that Assad has used chemical weapons against his own people.. The findings of the Joint Investigative Mechanism of the use of chemical weapons in Syria point to the Syrian Government and Da'esh

The EU doesn't deliver humanitarian aid to Syria

The EU itself doesn’t engage into humanitarian aid delivery in Syria and it never did.

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The EU is the leading donor in the international response to the Syrian crisis, with over €8.9 billion from the EU and Member States collectively allocated in humanitarian, stabilisation and development assistance since the start of the conflict bit.ly/2hr9zZ3, . Furthermore, Russia has twice vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions, in October and December, that demanded an immediate end to air strikes and military flights over Syria's Aleppo city and called for a truce and humanitarian aid access throughout Syria bit.ly/1O5yESF,

Visa liberalization with Ukraine will inevitably lead to a massive...

Visa liberalization with Ukraine will inevitably lead to a massive influx of Ukrainians to the EU.

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The article does not mention that visa will not be required only for short stays (for up to 90 days). It is also overlooks the fact that the EU can restore visa requirements should it deem it necessary to do so.