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Russia taking over UN Security Council presidency

The first meeting of the Security Council chaired by Russia will be held October 3
Russia taking over UN Security Council presidency

Russia is taking over presidency of the United Nations Security Council from October 1, according to TASS agency.

The first meeting of the Security Council chaired by Russia will be held October 3, when the agenda for the current month is to be approved.

On the same day, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin will give a press conference to describe events scheduled for October.

At the same time, Russian war planes struck rebel held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the Syrian government army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive.