The UK foreign office summoned the Russian Ambassador over bombings in Eastern ghouta

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of great Britain has summoned the Russian Ambassador in London to Express «deep concern» over the bombing in the Syrian Eastern ghouta and use in the region of chemical weapons, the BBC reports on February 27.

After a meeting with Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko representative of the British foreign Minister Alan Duncan said that the short humanitarian pause «does not replace sustainable ceasefire».

UK urged Russia to exert pressure on the Syrian regime to facilitate a ceasefire in Eastern Guta, and provide «rapid, unimpeded and sustained access for humanitarian and medical evacuation that are urgently needed in Syria.»

According to Duncan, all parties should seek political settlement of the conflict.

The war in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state». To conflict at different times joined the armed forces of the United States, Russia, Turkey and Iran.

Eastern ghouta – a Damascus suburb. It is one of the last territories in Syria, which remains under rebel control.

The resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on February 24, calls upon all parties to the conflict in Syria to immediately cease hostilities throughout the country to be able freely to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the sick and wounded.

Syrian monitoring centre for human rights February 25 reported that after the adoption of UN security Council resolutions shelling of Eastern ghouta has not stopped. According to the monitoring center, February 18 victims of air strikes and artillery fire in the Damascus area became at least 519 people, including 127 children and 75 women.

On February 26, Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to enter in the Eastern ghouta of the Syrian humanitarian pause. He noted that the decision was made in accordance with the resolution of the UN Security Council about a ceasefire in Syria.

On 27 February the US state Department said that the fighting in Eastern ghouta did not stop.

The UK foreign office summoned the Russian Ambassador over bombings in Eastern ghouta 28.02.2018

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