MUNICH, February 13. Human rights violations in Syria committed by all the parties, not only Assad besieges the city, said the head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov, speaking at the Munich security conference.
The Munich security conference. Second day. Text translation
As for the besieged cities is not only (Syrian President) Bashar Assad besieging them, – said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. – The majority civilians – today, that number is 400 thousand are in cities, besieged by opposition groups, he said. – This problem can be solved only if we act in parallel, because this is a war. In the communiqué of the International support group Syria are listed all the cities that should receive priority unlock”.
Only a political process in Syria to ensure the provision of population with humanitarian aid, said the head of the Russian foreign Ministry.
“We (the problem of humanitarian access) the day before yesterday and discussed yesterday at the meeting of the support Group Syria, we paid special attention to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, this includes not only a violation of one of the parties to the conflict, but with both” – said Lavrov.
“Don’t need to demonize Assad is not necessary to demonize anyone except the terrorists in Syria, called the Minister. – Humanitarian issues should be resolved through cooperation.”
The Russian Minister noted that the refusal to participate in negotiations is a road to nowhere. “Those people that put the political process pre-conditions, as well as their sponsors, must assume a very great responsibility,” said Lavrov.
Speaking about the accusations against al-Assad in that it uses a gas attack, Lavrov said that “it was established that the gas used is produced at home in Iraq or Syria.” “We wanted to raise the issue in the UN security Council, but it was rejected by the U.S. and other countries. I hope that now they will be more willing to cooperate,” suggested the Minister.
Efforts to counter terrorism ineffective
Anti-terrorism efforts ineffective due to the inability of some countries to put aside minor issues and geo-political ambitions, believes Lavrov.
“We cannot ignore continuing for five years – since the beginning of the so-called Arab spring – the General degradation of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, triggered a migration crisis in Europe and posing a threat of capture by terrorists of a huge space, he stressed. – Unprecedented terrorist aggression manifests itself in the countries of Europe, America, the countries that are our allies in the Organization of collective security Treaty (CSTO) in Central Asia. All this represents a serious challenge to international security”.
“Unfortunately, despite some successes in the fight against ISIL (the former name is forbidden in the Russian Federation the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG) – approx.) and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in the Russian Federation terrorist group – ed.) and the like, to ensure the creation of truly effective anti-terrorist front has so far failed. Largely due to the inability of some countries to put aside minor issues, ongoing payments to use the situation to attempts to change regimes and the implementation of other geopolitical ambitions, he said. – I hope that the results of the meeting of the International support group Syria, held in Munich on 11 February, will help to change this situation”.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation expressed the view that “the true Union of the leading States against international terrorism and is necessary to prevent the collapse of Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, whose territory, along with Syria, is actively developing “Islamic state”, using the lack of the international community a unified and effective strategy.”
Cooperation with the U.S.
The military cooperation the U.S. and Russia is the key to solving humanitarian problems and the establishment of the truce in Syria, said Sergei Lavrov.
“The key instrument for addressing humanitarian problems, and the problems of the truce is the establishment of a daily, hourly cooperation and coordination between the U.S. military who lead their coalition, and the military of the Russian Federation, given that we are working in Syria at the invitation of the Syrian government,” he said.
The Minister noted that the sound from Washington statements questioning the agreements on Syria. He stressed that the U.S. will take on a huge responsibility, if you deviate from the Munich agreement of Group support Syria.
“The debate truce begins to go in the direction of prioritizing the cessation of actions VKS RF, which leads to suspicion and gives rise to sad thoughts, how will all the Munich Saga on the document (communiqué from the support Group)”, – he said.
“If the United States will “roll back” back, they take on a huge responsibility”, – said the Minister.