Russia Against Linking Aid To Syria With Political Motives - Deputy Foreign Minister
Muhammad Irfan 5 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 04:50 AM
BRUSSELS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) Moscow opposes linking issues of providing humanitarian assistance to Syria and rebuilding the country with political considerations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vershinin said.
"The principle difference of our position is that the help and assistance in the creation of conditions for accepting refugees and in the rebuilding of Syria should be provided beyond any political considerations. We are against linking this issue with political considerations and we have specifically stated this ... We have expressed our regret that the Syrian government has not been invited to this conference in Brussels; [this happens] not for the first time," Vershinin told reporters after attending the UN-sponsored Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.
"This may be considered nothing short of the violation of basic rights, including those of humanitarian assistance, which must be carried out in close coordination with the side that is receiving this assistance, which is the Syrian legitimate government in this case," the diplomat explained.