GENEVA, 13 March. Statements about remaining “Grand challenges” in delivering humanitarian aid in Syria are stuffing. This was stated by Russia’s permanent representative to the UN office and other international organizations in Geneva Alexei Borodavkin.
“We believe that the task force (humanitarian and ceasefire) in Geneva are good despite the fact that many of the representatives of States that are not too pleased with the positive developments that are now gaining strength in Syria, said the diplomat. – Liable on violation of ceasefire and alleged great difficulties in the delivery and distribution of humanitarian assistance”.
“But the reality is different, he continued. – If to speak about the humanitarian aspect, our UN colleagues emphasize that now there is effective joint working with Damascus to deliver humanitarian goods to the needy population, and convoys go without any serious difficulties in those areas where it depends on the authorities and the Syrian armed forces.”
“There are problems where the territory controlled by the terrorist group “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both forbidden in the Russian Federation) or other terrorist groups”, – noted the Borodavkin. “Foie and Capra, for example, there to break humanitarian convoys very difficult,” the diplomat said. “But we set up the UN to ensure that they undertook all possible to have surrounded the Syrians were assisted,” said he.
According to Borodavkin, the growing importance of humanitarian assistance carried out by “our military Syrians on a bilateral basis”. “We will enhance and continue these supplies,” – said the permanent representative of the Russian Federation.
Groups joining the truce
The Borodavkin also said that Russia continues to receive treatment Syrian factions to join the cease-fire.
“Overall, we believe that the cessation of hostilities in Syria supported, and this is evidenced by the huge number of formal complaints from the opposition armed groups that they align themselves with this regime,” the diplomat said.
“These treatment – according to him – continue to act as Americans, and to us, and our reaction to it is extremely positive. Here decisions are made about the exclusion of these groups from the list of targets for which VKS RF strike in Syria.”
“Essentially, our military work only on targets that belong to the ISIL (terrorist group “Islamic state” is prohibited in Russia), “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) and other terrorist organizations, these are recognized to be the UN security Council”, – noted the envoy.
He acknowledged that the ceasefire violations are taking place. “It would be naive to hope that after five years of bloodshed, despite the fact that in Syria continue to operate terrorist group, suddenly everything could stop, – said Borodavkin. – Some incidents, of course, occur, but in General the cessation of hostilities supported”.
ABOUT GROUPING “DZHEBHAT EN-NUSRA” AND “ISLAMIC STATE”
The radical Islamist group “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (“Front of victory”), associated with a terrorist network “al-Qaeda” was created in 2011 on the territory of Syria. Our key objectives “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” named the overthrow of the regime of Bashar al-Assad with the subsequent establishment of an Islamic Emirate in Syria. On December 29, the Supreme court recognized “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” a terrorist organization and banned its activities in Russia.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria.
Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).