Russia is trying to block a UN resolution that would establish a 30-day ceasefire and allow for humanitarian deliveries into  Syria's eastern Ghouta province, close to Damascus.

A new wave of bombs struck Syria’s eastern Ghouta unabated on February 23 ahead of an imminent UN Security Council vote to impose a 30-day ceasefire across the country.

Moscow's envoy to the UN, Vassily Nebenzia, had earlier told an emergency meeting of the security council on the situation in eastern Ghouta that...

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