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Media: 5,000 killed and counting: UN showdown over killing in Syria (France24 TV)

The United Nations Security Council remains squarely divided over Syria despite grim UN figures that point to a 20% spike in killings in just the past ten days. François Picard’s panel looks at what might make Russia budge.
Debate with following panelists:
  • Sadek SALEM, Syrian activist;
  • Vincent FLOREANI, French Foreign Ministry spokesman;
  • Marietje SCHAAKE, MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe;
  • Katherine VAN DE VATE, US State Department spokesperson
Watch the interview here.