BBC News: Reports " Russia has been sharply criticised by other world powers at the UN Security Council in New York over the chemical weapons deaths in northern Syria. "
Lets Get Real:
The Russians are never going to cut bait when it comes to Assad of Syria, he grants them a warm water port, a major presence in the Middle East, also he fights rebels that are seen a threat to Russia. Thus the Russian VETO at the UN for any action against Syria. The Trump Oval sees Assad as a future ally against Islamic terrorism, thus has changed US policy to accept the fact that Assad will remain in power. Also President Trump wants a better relationship with Russia, the reasons could be Geo political or based on allegations that the Russians have something on Trump. As stated by this blog the death toll will rise in Syria, it's in no one's interest to STOP it, any effort to stop the Civil War in Syria would take troops, after the Iraq and Libya the West does not want another War in the Middle East, also West still has troops in Afghanistan, that is an endless WAR.