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Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs on Syria: Russia must live up to its responsibility

The situation in Ghouta, Syria has in the last couple of weeks escalated drastically and the Syrian military is conducting a massive bombardment against both rebels and civilians in the city. Today, the UN Security Council will vote on a resolution concerning a ceasefire in Syria, which also encompasses Ghouta.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen says:
”What is happening in Ghouta at the moment is completely inhumane. Apparently, there is no limit to the brutal measures the Assad-regime is willing to employ against its civilian population to enforce its rule. This is completely unacceptable.
I call on the UN Security Council to act when they vote on a ceasefire later today. Regrettably, the Security Council has failed many times before when it comes to Syria. The responsibility for this lies in particular with one member: Russia, which has already signaled that it does not want a solution to the problem. Russia should bow its head in shame if it does not change its course.
I strongly urge Russia to show decency and vote in favor of the resolution for a ceasefire, which is expected to come to a vote later today. Both for political reasons, but not least to ensure humanitarian access to the distressed civilian population.”