MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov and UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O'Brien expressed the position during a recent meeting.
“Stephen O'Brien expressed his satisfaction of the joint statement of the Russian Federation and the United States as the co-chairs of the International Support Syria Group on ceasing military activities in [Syria]. He emphasized that such a step under the conditions of observing a ceasefire by all parties in the intra-Syrian conflict would allow for the provision of deliveries of humanitarian aid to the needy,” the Foreign Ministry said.
The deal between Russia and the United States was approved by the International Syria Support Group (ISSG). During its meeting on February 12, the ISSG agreed a final communique calling for swift humanitarian access to all besieged areas in Syria, and set a one-week deadline for measures to be implemented toward the cessation of hostilities in the country.