WASHINGTON — Russia has come down heavy on the proposed no-fly zones in parts of Syria. The West will try to find ways around the no-fly zone and to not anger Russia even more, even with Syria receiving arms shipments from Russia and Iran to quell the rebel uprising.
Reuters reports that Russia will veto any measure before the United Nations Security Council, says Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.
Russia has becoming increasingly more militaristic, as demonstrated by its renewal to let its new submarine force to patrol the southern seas.
Lukashevich said, “I think we fundamentally will not allow this scenario,” Lukashevich told a news briefing and said it would violate international law.
Peace talks between the rebels and the Syrian government led by the dictatorial Bashar al-Assad have not come to fruition throughout the two-year-old civil war, with Russia refusing to back off its commitment to Syria and the West adamantly pushing for a rebel victory.
Russia was upset about the no-fly zone imposed by NATO in Libya, where dictator Muamar Qaddafi was deposed and later killed by Libyan rebels.