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UNSC: Russia, China veto cross-border aid extension to Syria

The UNSC resolution would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians for a year.

Russia and China have vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians for a year.

The operation, which is authorised until Friday, brings in supplies from Turkey without interference from the Syrian government.

Aid workers have called the veto “reprehensible”.

Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports from the UN headquarters in New York.