Syria's appalling humanitarian situation due to unilateral sanctions - Russia

Moscow believes that the humanitarian situation in Syria has been deteriorating due to the sanctions which some countries have imposed on Damascus.

"The humanitarian situation in Syria has been deteriorating due to the unilateral economic sanctions and curbs, introduced by individual countries and regional associations. We have said on many occasions that it is an evil practice," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry shares the alarming assessment of the humanitarian situation in Syria, spelt out in a letter to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by the heads of the World Health Organization, the UN Children's Fund (UNESCO) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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