May 20 2020

Gatilov: Economic sanctions imposed on Syria hinder efforts for combating coronavirus

Moscow, SANA- Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva Gennady Gatilov has affirmed that the economic sanctions imposed on Syria by the U.S. and EU member states hinder the exerted efforts for fighting the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and for delivering aid to the needy. During the Valdai International Discussion Club online discussions which were titled “Combating COVID-19 in Conflict: The Syrian Experience”, Gatilov called on Western diplomats to prevent from politicizing this file and to provide support for Syria’s efforts in this domain and not to limit the aid to the areas which are under the control of …