MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Konashenkov said that neither the Syrian authorities nor the Russian center for reconciliation of warring parties have received a "single offer" of humanitarian aid from European countries or international organizations since Deir ez-Zor was liberated.
"Such passivity and slowness of the European politicians and international humanitarian organizations that publicly promote compassion and mercy to the victims of wars, satisfies only Daesh [Islamic State terror group, banned in Russia] militants," Konashenkov said.
The spokesman pointed out that Europe is only worried about the humanitarian situation in the Syrian regions controlled by the terrorists. He said that the Western media become "becalmed," and European activists "amnesic," immediately after the settlements are liberated from the militants.
Konashenkov added that as of today, thousands of square miles and thousands of settlements were liberated from the terrorists of Daesh and Nusra Front (a terrorist organization banned in Russia).
The three-year-long blockade of Deir ez-Zor was lifted on Tuesday by the Syrian army. According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, efforts of the Syrian government forces were backed by Russian airstrikes and cruise missile strikes.