WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Moscow is calling on the international community to create an international coalition for demining Syria, Russia's Deputy UN Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov said in a Security Council meeting on Wednesday.
‘’We would like to draw the attention of the international community and the United Nations to the significant to the contamination of the territory of Syria by mines, unexploded ordinance, IEDs,” Safronkov stated. “We regularly inform you of the significant activity by Russian experts to deal with these problems. We call on establishing an international coalition on demining Syria.”
The Syrian civil war has been raging for nearly six years, and is being fought between government troops and numerous opposition and terrorist organizations, such as the Islamic State (IS), outlawed in Russia.