12th February 2016

Release: Reaction to Munich Talks

Following the statement by the International Syria Support Group in Munich, James Sadri, Director of The Syria Campaign said:

“Excluding Russian aerial attacks from a ceasefire is absurd. This year Russia has become the number one killer of civilians in Syria, killing more than the Assad regime, Al Qaeda and Isis combined. If this proposed ceasefire doesn’t stop Russian warplanes from bombing hospitals and schools, then the US and others shouldn’t pretend it’s a ceasefire.”

Referring to agreement on aid delivery, Sadri continued:

“Using starvation as a weapon is a war crime. If this agreement means the end of sieges in Syria it will be welcome. But don’t expect celebration on the ground, because the lives of too many Syrian civilians have been ignored and too many people have been starved to death.”

[ENDS]

 

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