TV: Islamic State re-enters ancient city of PalmyraWorld December 10, 21:20
Saudi minister says Russia led consultations process with OPECBusiness & Economy December 10, 20:41
UK foreign secretary says protection of civilians should be 'top priority' in SyriaWorld December 10, 20:31
Non-OPEC states join historic oil cut dealBusiness & Economy December 10, 20:23
Russian diplomat urges Western reporters to be unbiased in war news coverageRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 10, 20:08
Russia, Oman enter committee for control over oil production — Iraqi oil ministerBusiness & Economy December 10, 20:07
Iran's oil minister says non-OPEC countries agree to cut oil production by 600,000 barrelsBusiness & Economy December 10, 19:42
Russia, Oman enter committee on controlling oil production created by OPEC - BloombergBusiness & Economy December 10, 17:40
Source claims OPEC and non-OPEC states finalizing results of meeting, agreement 'close'Business & Economy December 10, 17:07
NEW YORK, August 31 (Itar-Tass) — Russia's permanent representative at the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said unilateral economic sanctions against Syria, introduced in circumvention of the UN Security Council, harm the humanitarian situation in the country.
The unilateral economics sanctions and restrictions introduced by several countries and regional associations harmfully affect the humanitarian situation in Syria, the Russian diplomat told a session of the UN SC session on Thursday.
These sanctions, introduced in circumvention of the UN SC, have nothing to do with the real efforts to contribute to the Syrian crisis settlement.
"They only make the life of ordinary citizens worse and lose them the opportunity to meet their basic needs and fully use the basic human rights," Vitaly Churkin underlined.
The Russian envoy called upon the states that had introduced sanctions against Syria to immediately lift them. The sanctions against Damascus were imposed by the USA, the EU and the Arab League.