Vitaly Churkin
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UN condemns 'Syrian rebels' for detaining its observers

The United Nations Security Council has issued a statement condemning the detention of a group of more than 20 UN observers.

A video posted on the internet showed men claiming to be Syrian rebels standing next to vehicles with the letters "UN" written on them.

The UN said the observers were monitoring a ceasefire between Syria and Israel.

Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin is chairman of the Security Council for the month of March.

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