Russia warns against UN peacekeepers in Syria

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Russia warned Monday against the possible use of United Nations peacekeepers in Syria, saying Moscow would find any such deployment unacceptable, reported dpa.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said his country would use its veto powers on the UN Security Council against any resolution for a military intervention in Syria and "this includes the deployment of peacekeepers," according to Interfax news agency.

Previous UN resolutions in other conflicts had been broadened to allow unilateral intervention, such as in Iraq, or measures which exacerbated the crisis, such as in Libya, he accused.

The UN is currently discussing possible peacekeeping models for Syria. Russia is a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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