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UNITED NATIONS, May 22 /TASS/. Russia abstained from voting for a UN Security Council resolution against illicit trafficking in fire arms and light weapons on Friday. The document was adopted by nine out of 15 votes. Russia, China, Angola, Venezuela, Nigeria and Chad abstained from voting.
They insisted on including a number of amendments in the resolution’s text, including provisions on the need to prevent handover of weapons and ammunition to unauthorized non-government entities. But their concerns and proposals had not been reflected in the resolution.
Pyotr Ilyichev, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, said last week that the draft resolution did not reflect Moscow’s fundamental approaches to problems related to fire arms and light weapons and contained a number of innovations that could damage state sovereignty.