Russia renews call for end of US military presence around Rukban camp

Moscow, Feb 9, IRNA -- Russia renewed its call for an end to the illegitimate US military presence in the area around al-Rukban camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border.

Russia Today quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on Friday that Russia’s stance on the situation in al-Rukban camp and the delivery of humanitarian aid to its inhabitants has not changed and it insists that the humanitarian problem in the camp cannot be solved separately, SANA reported.

It stressed that the illegitimate U.S. military presence on the Syrian territory within the 55 km alleged “security zone” around the camp should end.

The Ministry’s statement pointed out that the humanitarian aid should reach those who need it, but not the “radicals”, adding that Russia is waiting for a detailed report from the UN workers on the measures taken in this regard.

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