Keep up with the news by installing RT’s extension for . Never miss a story with this clean and simple app that delivers the latest headlines to you.

 

Russia, Red Cross call for immediate humanitarian ceasefire

Published time: March 19, 2012 19:36
Edited time: March 19, 2012 23:36
Sergey Lavrov (R) and Jakob (AFP Photo / Natalia Kolesnikova)

Sergey Lavrov (R) and Jakob (AFP Photo / Natalia Kolesnikova)

Russia and the Red Cross have called for daily humanitarian ceasefires in Syria. The announcement comes after Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Jakob Kellenberger, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

­On Monday, Kellenberger flew to Moscow to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria.

The parties agreed that at the present moment, humanitarian aid for Syrians in need is an absolute priority.

"The two parties call for the Syrian government and all armed groups opposing it to immediately agree on a daily humanitarian ceasefire to allow the ICRC and the Red Crescent access to the wounded and to civilians who need to be evacuated," a Moscow foreign ministry statement said.

“Our assessment, unfortunately, is that the humanitarian situation is most likely to deteriorate,” Kellenberger told Lavrov, adding that urgent measures must be taken.

Comments

Add comment

Authorization required for adding comments

Register or

Name

Password

Show password

Register

or Register

Request a new password

Send

or Register

To complete a registration check
your Email:

OK

or Register

A password has been sent to your email address

Edit profile

X

Name

New password

Retype new password

Current password

Save

Cancel

Follow us

Follow us