. The United States is shocked that Russia has decided to stop participating in the UN’s deconflicting mechanism in Syria, the US Permanent Representative to Kelly Kraft said at a meeting of the UN Security Council.
As stated earlier by UN Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Laukok, Russia notified the UN on June 23 that it is no longer involved in the notification mechanism for humanitarian sites and movements in Syria.
«We understand that Russia has destroyed its deconflicting mechanism with the UN, endangering millions of lives in northwestern Syria and blocking the delivery of UN aid to this zone,» Kraft said.
In her opinion, the decision of Russia is unacceptable and worked out with the aim of erecting new barriers to the delivery of humanitarian aid.
«We are shocked that Russia has taken such a dangerous step,» Kraft said.