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Russia's representative to the United Nations: There is no basis for maintaining the mechanism for transporting aid across the border to Syria



Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, announced that Moscow does not see a basis for maintaining the mechanism for transporting humanitarian aid to Syria across the border, and Nebenzia said - during a session of the United Nations Security Council, according to the (Russia Today) news channel today / Thursday. We have to make a decision about extending the mechanism for transporting aid across borders tomorrow, so I think that we will not find a basis to maintain it, and it is important that all those who are interested in extending the mechanism's work realize that time is short and we have to work a lot. ”He added,“ We ​​will not be satisfied with the procedures. Partial ".


Nebenzia stressed the importance of transporting humanitarian aid to Idlib through the territories controlled by the Syrian government, and not just across the border. He pointed out that the aid that is transported across the border remains with the terrorists who benefit from it, and pointed out that the mechanism of transporting aid across the borders has caused an unequal distribution of aid, which resulted in a high percentage of the population suffering from hunger in northwestern Syria.


He added that Russia has questions about how to distribute the vaccines allocated by the United Nations, noting that Russia was calling for getting rid of the mechanism for transporting aid to Syria across the border without agreeing with the country's government, noting that the mechanism was originally temporary and was no longer necessary as the Syrian government regained control. Over most of the country.

So far, 3 crossings to transport aid across the border have been closed out of 4 crossings on the borders with Iraq, Jordan and Turkey.

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