Russia and Syria's alliance remains resilient

Moscow continues to back Damascus despite global condemnation of 10-month violent crackdown on protesters.

    Russia has repeatedly blocked efforts towards a UN resolution that could pave the way for intervention in Syria's 10-month crackdown on protesters.

    Moscow, a long-standing ally of Damascus and veto-wielding member of the UN, says it fears NATO intervention in Syria would result in another Libya-like scenario and could destabilise the region.

    Western countries accuse Russia, which continues to sell heavy weapons to its close Arab friend, of failing to "uphold human rights" by backing the government's military offensive, which has claimed thousands of civilian lives across the country.

    Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from Moscow on the enduring alliance between the two countries.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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