Russia is deeply concerned over the situation on the Korean Peninsula, where confrontation is moving into its hottest phase since the conflict sixty years ago. However, North Korea continues to violate UN Security Council resolutions.
In June 2017, the leaders of the SCO signed the Convention on Countering Extremism, which will help strengthen the international legal framework to address new challenges and threats, as well as increase cooperation between the relevant authorities.
The question of what happened in Khan Shaykhun on April 4 remains unanswered. Russia’s critical attitude to the work methods and the conclusions of the report of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) in Syria on this matter is well known.
The humanitarian situation in Syria remains complex. According to the UN, 13.5 million Syrians - or more than half of the country’s population - need assistance. Of the UN 2017 humanitarian appeal for Syria of $3.4 billion, so far $702 million has been allocated by donors.