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Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs on Syria: Russia must live up to its responsibility

23-02-2018  15:30

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen says:
 
”What is happening in Ghouta at the moment is completely inhumane. Apparently, there is no limit to the brutal measures the Assad-regime is willing to employ against its civilian population to enforce its rule. This is completely unacceptable.
 
I call on the UN Security Council to act when they vote on a ceasefire later today. Regrettably, the Security Council has failed many times before when it comes to Syria. The responsibility for this lies in particular with one member: Russia, which has already signaled that it does not want a solution to the problem. Russia should bow its head in shame if it does not change its course.
 
I strongly urge Russia to show decency and vote in favor of the resolution for a ceasefire, which is expected to come to a vote later today. Both for political reasons, but not least to ensure humanitarian access to the distressed civilian population.”