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GENEVA, June 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russia will increase humanitarian aid to Syria, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
The Russian diplomat took part in the humanitarian forum on Syria.
“We plan to increase our assistance making an additional contribution through the United Nations World Food Programme, the United Nations Children’s Fund and through bilateral channels,” he said without disclosing the exact figures.
“We recognize that Syria’s humanitarian situation is serious and that problems exist there, but it would be wrong to say that the country has the humanitarian catastrophe. There are problems that should be resolved with the support of the international community and international organizations,” he said.
At the same time Gatilov considers it important “for the humanitarian situation, which is really acute, not be used for political goals as a reason for imposing the methods based on the use of force for the Syrian crisis settlement.”
“We categorically oppose this,” he said.