Russia supports Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon.
As the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced on the side-lines of the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in New York, Moscow will soon provide the sum of USD 10 million in (humanitarian) aid to the displaced Syrian families and the refugees from Syria in Jordan and Lebanon.
A new statement by the Foreign Ministry of Russia confirmed that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met the Antَnio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, on the side-lines of the current annual meeting of the UN General Assembly in The Big Apple, New York City (NYC), on Tuesday. Of course, Sergey Lavrov and Antَnio Guterres have discussed the situation of the Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon, besides some other topics.
The statement, issued by the Foreign Ministry in Russia’s capital Moscow, pointed out that the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has confirmed the readiness of Russia to provide humanitarian aid to the displaced Syrians in Jordan and Lebanon. The humanitarian aid by Russia hopefully helps to improve the living conditions of the displaced Syrian families and the refugees from Syria in the camps in Jordan and Lebanon.
According to the statement, Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov also underlined that it is important to increase the efforts to improve the living conditions of the refugees from Syria in Lebanon and Jordan and that Moscow is ready to continue providing aid to the displaced Syrians in these Arab countries.
Of course, the Foreign Minister of Russia has again underlined in the new statement that the only way out of the current situation and conflict in Syria is through a political and peaceful settlement of the crisis in the Arab country and that it is important to accelerate the efforts to bring all sides, directly or indirectly involved in the Syrian conflict, to the negotiation table.
Antَnio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Russian Foreign Minister agreed that the use of any military force against Syria would only worsen the current crisis in the Arab country and lead to an increase of the number of Syrian refugees in the neighbouring countries of Syria. Further, any military action against Damascus would also have dire consequences for the entire region of the Middle East and could even lead to a full-scale war.
The statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow pointed out that the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Foreign Minister agreed in these points and both reject the use of military force against Syria because any military action would only further deepen the current conflict and crisis in the Arab country, instead resolving the crisis and conflict. Any use of (military) force against Damascus is not able to resolve the Syrian crisis or to decrease the conflict and bloodshed in the Arab country.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov also held a meeting with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer and it is to hope that both also spoke about the current situation in the Christian village of Maaloula in Syria. Around 40 nuns and orphans are currently trapped inside the monastery of St. Thecla (Saint Takla / Mar Takla) in the Christian village of Maaloula (Ma’loula) in the north of Damascus and they really need help.
The President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer and the Foreign Minister of Russia discussed ways to prevent a further escalation of the Syrian crisis and to improve the currently bad humanitarian situation in several regions of Syria. Both have also discussed relevant ways to prevent a large-scale deterioration of the humanitarian situation in Syria and for the Syrian refugees in the neighboring countries.
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Personally, I view NYC and the Road Apple.