Russia’s Dmitriev takes gold in sprint at 2017 UCI Track Cycling World Cup in ColombiaSport February 20, 3:40
Lenin Moreno leads after 1st round of presidential election in Ecuador - exit pollsWorld February 20, 2:31
Emelianenko-Mitrione bout postponed due to American’s illnessSport February 19, 4:06
OSCE unable to identify perpetrators of cyber attacks against it - secretary generalWorld February 19, 4:02
Russian biathletes win gold in relay at 2017 IBU World Championships in AustriaSport February 18, 18:30
Putin signs decree on recognition of documents given to Donbass peopleRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 17:26
Sberbank CEO says no repeat of crisis in the short termBusiness & Economy February 18, 17:24
Judging by certain statements at Munich Conference, "cold war" is still not over — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 15:19
Bout’s lawyers will challenge Court of Appeals’ decision in Supreme Court on February 21Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 18, 7:16
GENEVA, February 25 (Itar-Tass) – Russia will not support the provision of humanitarian aid to Syria via third countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said.
“We do not support such a position. Any humanitarian aid that is provided or will be provided to Syria should be delivered with the consent of the legitimate Syrian authorities and the government of the country,” Gatilov said in an in exclusive interview with Itar-Tass on Monday, February 25.
He believes that “the proposal of cross-border humanitarian supplies from the other side bypassing the consent and position of the Syrian government will be a violation of this country’s sovereignty.”
“Moreover, humanitarian aid is also being provided by U.S. special agencies and organisations, the International Community of the Red Cross and other humanitarian agencies. According to humanitarian representatives, this is an adequate response to the situation and they are satisfied by how the Syrian government cooperates with them,” Gatilov said.
Lately, several countries have proposed delivering humanitarian aid to Syria across the border with neighboring countries, primarily Turkey. However the U.N. and the ICRC continue to provide inside the country since Damascus would not agree to cross-border supplies.