MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed.
"During the talks, [the sides] focused on the issues of political resolution in Yemen, cessation of the continuing bloody internal armed conflict, in which the ‘Arab coalition’ headed by Saudi Arabia is also involved. In this regard, [the sides] expressed grave concern over the violations of international humanitarian law and numerous casualties among civilians," the statement read.
Bogdanov and Ould Cheikh Ahmed expressed their belief that mutually acceptable negotiated solutions were needed for peace and stability in the country.
"The Russian side confirmed readiness to continue contributing to the Yemenis themselves searching for such compromises," the statement read.