MOSCOW, February 17. In assessing the situation of human rights in Syria it is unacceptable to use false information. This was announced during the Wednesday meeting of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Gennady Gatilov to head the independent Commission of the UN Council to investigate possible human rights violations in Syria Paulo Pinheiro.
As have informed in the Russian foreign Ministry, “discussed the wide range of issues related to the activities of the Commission.”
“There was an exchange of information in the context of the preparation of Commission reports on the situation in Syria, documenting abuses of human rights and of international humanitarian law by terrorist groups in CAP, – have informed in the Ministry. On the Russian side, special attention was paid to the need for a balanced approach to the assessment of the situation in Syria, the inadmissibility of the use of false information”.
The deaths of civilians
The fight against human rights violations in Syria should not become an obstacle to the search for a political settlement; alternatives to the combined efforts of the international community to combat terrorism and humanitarian catastrophe in this country no, said the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.
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“It was stressed that the fight against human rights violations in Syria, as in any other conflict point, should not become an obstacle to the search for a political settlement, – noted in the Russian foreign Ministry. – There was General agreement on the indispensability of Association of efforts of the world community in combating international terrorism, and provide humanitarian assistance to the civilian population of Syria”.
Also at the meeting concern was expressed at reports of the deaths of 15 civilians in Syria as a result of attacks by the U.S. coalition and Turkey.
“Against the background of the expanded address in HQs of Russia’s propaganda campaign of accusations of violation of international humanitarian law, reports of alleged civilian casualties as a result of Russian air strikes drew attention to the information media about the death of 15 civilians in the course carried out by the US-led so-called “coalition antiepilepsy” RAID on the city of Shadadi in North – Eastern Syria, as well as of the victims of the shelling of the Northern areas of Syria from Turkey, noted in the Ministry. – At us it is a matter of utmost concern”.
Russia urges “all members of the US driven coalition, in particular Ankara, to undertake all necessary efforts to prevent the deaths of civilians”. “We reaffirm that sustainable stabilization of the humanitarian situation in Syria is impossible without a political settlement of the conflict on the basis of the comprehensive implementation of UN security Council resolution 2254 and agreements in the framework of the International support group in Syria”, – stressed in the Ministry.
The stabilization of the humanitarian situation
The stabilization of the humanitarian situation in Syria is impossible without a political settlement of the conflict based on UN security Council resolution 2254, said the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.
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“We reaffirm that sustainable stabilization of the humanitarian situation in Syria is impossible without a political settlement of the conflict on the basis of the comprehensive implementation of UN security Council resolution 2254 and agreements in the framework of the International support group in Syria”, – stressed in the Ministry.
Moscow appreciates the written consent of the Syrian government on the delivery of essential humanitarian aid to some Syrian cities, said the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation. Russian airline will deliver humanitarian aid to besieged Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, logistics work is completed.
“In the development of decisions reached on 12 February at the Munich meeting of the International support group Syria (MGPS), the Syrian authorities promptly made active efforts in the humanitarian area, – noted in comments. – Appreciate the written consent of the government for the delivery of priority the necessary humanitarian assistance to populations in need in Deir-ez-Zor, Madamji, Madai, Kafr Batna, Zabadani, Daraya, Foie and Cafre. This is an extremely important step to alleviate the plight of civilians in besieged and blocked parts of Syria.”
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Moscow hopes that “the international community will appreciate these actions of Damascus.” “We urge all those who has influence on armed opposition groups in Syria, to provide them the necessary influence to implement decisions MGPS on the humanitarian track that requires movement from both sides of the conflict”, – said in depodesta of the Russian Federation.
“We note the efforts of the air bridge for the sustained delivery of humanitarian aid in Deir ez-Zor. In addition to joint actions of the Syrian authorities and the Russian space forces in this direction are ready to connect the world food programme of the UN – said in comments. – Its operation daily parasuraman food and other humanitarian supplies would be provided by a Russian airline. Completes the study of the logistics side of the issue”.
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