“We will not miss you at all,” said the Russian ambassador in the council, as Berlin’s two-year term as interim member of the UN Security Council expires.
Intense confrontation broke out within the UN Security Council between Germany, on one side, and Russia and China, on the other.
Germany’s complaint about the acute conflict was that both countries are blocking the transfer of humanitarian aid to Syria. “It is extremely cynical” for Moscow and Beijing to complain that aid to the test country is not enough. They should consider their positions and allow food and medicine to cross borders in order to reach Syrian citizens, said Kristof Hoisgen, Germany’s ambassador to the UN. “Russia not only supports Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but has a responsibility for the suffering and death of people in the country,” he said.
Russian Deputy Representative Dmitry Polanski added that the West and Germany are to blame for the fact that the Syrian people are suffering. And he added that many countries that were in favor of Germany’s participation in the body as a permanent member are reconsidering their position, wondering whether beijing has so much cynicism in the S.A.
Chinese diplomat Yao Saoyun described Berlin’s participation in the body on a permanent basis. “Germany’s presence in the S.A. does not live up to the expectations of the world, nor to those of the body,” he commented.