Russian Foreign Ministry denounced the “high-ranking” UN representatives’ disregard for the rules and basic principles of international humanitarian assistance and the suffering of millions of Syrians in order to satisfy the political demands of Western countries to undermine Syria’s sovereignty and deepen its territorial division.
“Moscow’s attention was drawn to the collective appeal of representatives of the humanitarian wing of the United Nations on July 5, against the background of the discussion in the Security Council in New York regarding international humanitarian assistance to Syria, including the cross-border mechanism,” a statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry read Tuesday.
The statement added that the vanguard of the United Nations, “which is composed mostly of Americans and Europeans, by sheer coincidence, as they claim,” put the sign of equality between humanitarian assistance to the Syrians in general, and the arbitrary mechanism that violates international humanitarian law.
The statement pointed out that Syria remains the only country in the world in which a cross-border mechanism for the delivery of humanitarian aid has been operating since 2014 as a temporary and emergency measure without the approval of its government and coordination with it.
This mechanism is being used in order to ensure uninterrupted support for terrorist groups in Idleb, according to the statement.
The statement also denounced the Western countries’ complete disregard for the suffering and needs of 14 million Syrians for one reason only: that they live in areas under the control of the Syrian government.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s statement indicated that at the same time, and with great care, a blind eye is turned to facts such as thwarting internal humanitarian convoys from Damascus to all regions of the country “cross-line”, and undermining early reconstruction projects for civilian infrastructure.