The U.S. Department of state on December 29 issued a statement urging the Russian government to influence the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to compel him to agree to step up humanitarian aid to the suffering people in Eastern ghouta.
Currently, this area is blocked by the Syrian government forces.
The U.S. state Department is concerned about the precarious situation of Syria and the «cruel siege» of the civilian population by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
«Hundreds of people in besieged areas are still waiting for medical evacuation, and many die while waiting… In Eastern ghouta the Syrian regime continues deliberately use tactics of blocking humanitarian and medical aid to starving Syrian civilians, including women and children, and bombing hospitals and medical staff to maintain their power. Convoys did not get access to the area in the month of December,» – said in the message.
The U.S. state Department called on Russia to «fulfil its obligations to ensure that the Assad regime is made up of these barbaric attacks on civilians in Syria.»
«The Syrian regime should allow a medical evacuation from the besieged district of the… and humanitarian assistance», – added in the U.S. Department of State.
Washington also stresses that «Russia and the world community should exert pressure on the Assad regime with the aim to achieve agreement on a political settlement of the crisis.»
The military conflict in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state».
In September 2014 operation against ISIS began, the international coalition led by the United States. In September 2015 to the conflict on the side of the government troops joined Russia.
As a result of military action in Syria to 2017 lost about 39 thousand people, reported in December to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for human rights.
The United States urged Russia to influence the Assad regime is committing «barbaric attack» against the people of Syria 30.12.2017