The Russian Ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, called on Washington to cooperate to end the suffering of Syrian refugees held by US occupation forces in al-Rikban camp in al-Tanf area and not to exploit their humanitarian situation.
The US occupation forces are holding thousands of civilians who want to return to their places of residence after the liberation of the Syrian Arab army of their areas of terrorism and recruited mercenary terrorists to extort the displaced by demanding payment of dollars in dollars.
“It is important not to argue but to take concrete measures, as proposed by Russia and Syria, and to combine the efforts of the international community on this,” Antonov said in a statement published on the official website of the Russian embassy.
Antonov noted that Moscow would like to draw the attention of international human rights organizations and the United Nations to the catastrophic humanitarian situation in the camp. “Displaced people in al-Rikban camp do not have enough basic necessities, especially that they do not have access to medical care, Where most of the population there are women and children under five and the elderly and the disabled. ”
The US occupation forces and their terrorist groups have denied access to food and health assistance to thousands of displaced people living in dire conditions inside the camp. Media and UN reports confirm that 15 abandoned children, mostly infants, have died because of low temperatures, harsh living conditions in the camp, colds and lack of health care.
“The people can not leave the camp because they are being held by gangs in al-Tanf,” Antonov said, referring to the allegations about the Syrian government’s unwillingness to receive the displaced.
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants confirmed earlier this month that the only person responsible for the humanitarian disaster that our people are living in Al-Rikban camp is the American occupation and its tools that prevented Syrian citizens in the camp by force and the threat of leaving the camp, stressing the Syrian Arab Republic’s welcome to return all Syrian refugees to their homeland .
The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed at a press conference yesterday that Moscow will not stop asking Washington to release the Syrian refugees in the camp Rikban, who are detained by the US occupation forces forcibly in the area under their control and prevent them from safe return to their areas of residence to justify their illegal presence There.
Source: News Agencies