Russia wants respect of sovereignty, territorial integrity of Syria
The humanitarian situation in Syria remains difficult and Russia continues to deploy multi-dimensional efforts to
provide aid to the civilian population, both by bringing in humanitarian supplies and facilitating the work of
international humanitarian bodies.
A press release from the Russian Embassy in Botswana says that Russia has repeatedly called on all parties to stop
the hostilities and this however is not working because of active resistance by terrorists and extremists who are doing
their best to disrupt the processes of establishing peaceful life and do not want to see Syria as a united, sovereign
and independent state.
“The attempt to put the entire burden of responsibility solely on the official Syrian authorities are groundless and
it is clear that many of our Western colleagues tend to avoid thoughtful analysis of the developments in Syria,” it
The release further states that Rukban has turned into a ghost city in the wake of massive bombardment by the US-led
‘anti-ISIS’ coalition in the autumn of 2017.
More than 80 per cent of the buildings in this city have been destroyed and the mine clearance effort is moving very
The release further explains that Rukban camp located next to the border with Jordan cannot be accessed because it
is located inside a ‘security area,’ which is illegal and without prior arrangement created by the United States and
the US troops have this area under their control.
“On the night of February 9 to 10, and on the morning of February 10, Israeli aircraft dealt several missile strikes
on targets in Syria, including those on the border of the de-escalation zone on the south west of the republic, the
loss among the Syrians and the material damage resulting from these attacks are yet to be confirmed,” it further
It is necessary to unconditionally respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria and other countries of
the region therefore the Russian Federation urges all parties involved to exercise restraint and to avoid any actions
that could lead to an even greater complication of the situation. Ends
Event: press release
Date: Feb 19 Mon,2018