Churkin rejects “opposition” attempts to complicate Syrian dialogue by imposing new conditions

Moscow, SANA – Russia’s Permanent Representative at the UN Vitaly Churkin said Russia rejects the “opposition’s” attempts to complicate Syrian-Syrian dialogue by imposing new conditions.

Churkin stressed on Friday that the statements made about there being no talks unless the proposed conditions are met are erroneous and immoral, adding that Moscow calls on all sides involved in the talks to deal with the negotiations process in a serious manner.

In response to a question on the possibility of airdropping humanitarian aid to needy civilians in Syria, Churkin said that this can be implemented under safe conditions, adding that ensuring the aerial security of such operations requires dialogue with the Syrian government, urging Security Council members to send representatives to Damascus to address this issue.

He also said that Security Council members can help improve the humanitarian situation by lifting the sanctions imposed on Syria, noting that the UN’s analysis shows that these sanctions have had a negative impact on the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Hazem Sabbagh

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