MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. A number of countries have been preventing United Nations agencies from engaging in reconstruction work in Syria’s areas liberated from terrorists, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.
"They are making use of bureaucratic hurdles, unfair allocation of donors’ contributions, as well as of US and EU sanctions, which significantly limit the opportunities of the United Nations’ potential partners," the statement reads.
"Unlike some others, Russia has been facilitating these efforts not in word but in deed," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed. "We are confident that the role of international organizations in such activities is particularly important."
"As people in Eastern Ghouta are returning to normal life after being liberated from terrorists - civilians having no fear in returning to their homes - active efforts aimed at reconstructing residential dwellings and infrastructure facilities are in high demand," the statement adds.
In this connection, officers from the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the opposing sides in Syria have delivered a large batch of construction and maintenance equipment and construction supplies to Eastern Ghouta. "Trucks, cranes, tankers, excavators, bulldozers and garbage trucks have been handed over to Syrians, as well as pipes, cables and timber," the Russian Foreign Minister said.