Mogherini: the EU is not a military player in Syria

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Having won the Eastern ghouta, the Syrian army and its allies, the Damascus. On the same day in Brussels, the European Union and the United Nations, a conference in support of the Syrian people. EU high representative for foreign affairs and security ruled out of the possibility of collective action of member countries in the Syrian conflict:

“We continue to believe that it is vitally important cessation of hostilities and humanitarian access.” – said Federica Mogherini .- The EU is not and never was a military player in Syria, we are humanitarian and political player. “

UN special envoy for Syria said on the occasion of the great punished since 2011, and warned of the danger of the army offensive on the last major stronghold of the Syrian opposition:

“Idlib is a big new challenge: 2.5 million people, and it is unlikely they are all terrorists, women, children, civilians – said Staffan de Mistura .– We therefore hope that Idlib will not be a new Aleppo or new Eastern Ghouta.”

In the first day of the Brussels Conference, representatives from 85 countries and organizations decide how much to help 18 million Syrians, 13 million of whom are internally schitayutsya peremeschenie, and the remaining 5 are saved in neighboring countries.

“The Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivers food and non-food items, where there is the most in need and where there is no medical services,” said Paul Fitzgerald. “Our budget this year only about 50 million Swiss francs and a huge gap “.

Euronews correspondent Isabel Marques da Silva reports:

“After the last year’s conference, 33 of 42 donors have fulfilled their obligations, but the money was collected for the sake of greater solidarity from the international community.”


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