Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

“We are deeply concerned about the outcome of the ongoing hostilities in this country [Yemen], there are a large number of dead and wounded, and the destruction of a large part of the infrastructure in the cities, including health facilities,” Lavrov said in an interview with the Ethiopian newspaper “Reportor”. , We still believe that ending the long-standing internal conflict with the participation of the Arab Coalition is possible only through dialogue and mutual consideration of the interests of all political forces in Yemen. ”
Lavrov added:
We intend to continue to contribute to this crisis since the beginning of the conflict inside Yemen and to regularly communicate with all parties to the conflict with those who adopt a peaceful path. At the same time, we are taking practical steps to provide humanitarian assistance to the suffering population.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last month that his country was considering sending new humanitarian aid to Yemen.
Saudi Arabia leads an alliance against Ansar Allah and in support of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi to enable him to regain control of the country.
Since the start of the coalition operations in March 2015, fighting in Yemen has killed some 10,000 people, hundreds of thousands of civilians have been wounded, as well as deteriorating humanitarian conditions and outbreaks of disease and epidemics. According to statistics from international organizations.
According to the United Nations, 22 million people in Yemen need humanitarian assistance and more than 8 million people are at risk of hunger.

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