JOINT STATEMENT "On plight of the Syrians illegally seized by the US-controlled armed gangs in the Rukban camp"
Today is alredy 1,773-th day of suffering of Syrian citizens forcibly detained in Rukban refugee camp by US-controlled armed groups in the occupied Al-Tanf zone.
The situation in the camp is still catastrophic, its inhabitants survive in the most difficult conditions, daily facing violence from the militants. Children suffer the most. Infants born without food and medical care, sanitation and infectious diseases have little chance to survive. According to relatives of the camp residents, most of the daily deaths in Rukban are children under the age of two.
As time goes by, and while the United States, hiding behind the supposedly interests of Rukban residents, demand ideal conditions for temporarily displaced persons from long-suffering Syria. There will simply be no one to save.
At the same time, the Syrian authorities, together with their allies and international humanitarian organizations, are doing everything necessary to ensure a decent life for citizens and even more!
We welcome the desire of the government of Jordan for the provision of comprehensive assistance to Syrians residing in the Kingdom, in their quest to return to their pre-war homes and look forward to the continued participation of our Jordanian colleagues in the implementation of initiatives for the return of Syrian refugees and the speedy liquidation of Rukban camp.
Once again, we call on the United States to finally make efforts to eliminate Rukban camp, to ensure the safety of refugees wishing to return to their places of their residence, and to leave the illegally occupied territory of Syria.
Head of Russian Joint Coordination Committee on Repatriation of Syrian Refugees - Head of National Centre for State Defence Control of the Russian Federation
Head of Syrian Joint Coordination Committee on Repatriation of Syrian Refugees - Local Administration Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic