Syria

UN Security Council Vote on Syria Humanitarian Resolution Could Take Place This Week

Russia doesn't want diplomats to "politicize" the issue

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(Reuters)—A U.N. Security Council resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in war-torn Syria could be approved within days, Russia, Britain and France said on Wednesday, but Moscow warned against any attempts to "politicize" the issue.

Russia initially dismissed a Western- and Arab-backed draft resolution as an unjust bid to blame Damascus for the aid crisis in Syria, where the United Nations say some 9.3 million people, or nearly half of the country's population, need help.