Russia has called for an urgent UN security Council meeting on Eastern ghouta

Russia has called for an urgent UN security Council meeting on Eastern ghouta

Moscow. 21 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the Russian side proposes to hold Thursday an emergency meeting of the UN security Council to discuss the situation in the Damascus suburb — Eastern ghouta, according to the environment of the Western media.

Such a proposal was made by Russia’s permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia, explaining that at the meeting all parties will be able to formulate its position on the events in Eastern ghouta and offer solutions to the problem.

Eastern ghouta — one of the main strongholds of the extremists and armed opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In recent days there have been reports about the intensification of attacks on the positions of militants, including from the air. Supporters of the Syrian opposition, for its part, argued that as a result of attacks severely affected the civilian population.

The official U.S. state Department spokesman Heather Nauert said earlier this week that in Eastern ghouta was attacked, specifically targeted at hospitals, which led to over 100 civilian casualties in the last 48 hours. In this regard, the United States urged Russia to stop supporting Bashar al-Assad.

“Russia should stop supporting Assad’s regime, their allies. They are responsible for the attack, for the humanitarian situation in Eastern hood and over the number of victims among the civilian population”, — said Neuert.

Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is groundless accused of involvement in the bombing of Eastern ghouta.