Moscow: US maintains precarious situation in Rukban to stay in Syria

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The head of the Russian diplomacy accused the American side of maintaining the precarious conditions in the Rukban refugee camp in order to be able to stay in Syria.

There is an impression that the United States is maintaining the precarious situation in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria in order to stay on the east bank of the Euphrates for as long as possible, the Russian Minister for Business said on Wednesday. Foreign.

“For several years, we have had the impression that the situation in the Rukban camp has been maintained as it is so that the United States has a pretext to continue its illegal presence on the east bank of the Euphrates”, a Sergey Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman Safadi.

According to him, the “Bandits controlled by the United States” have repeatedly used Rukban’s refugees as human shields.

Alarming humanitarian situation

Rukban’s camp is in the area around the US military base at Al-Tanf, located on the border between Syria and Jordan. According to the available data, the camp shelters nearly 40,000 people.

Both the Russian and Syrian sides regularly draw the attention of the international community to the situation in the camp which, according to Moscow and Damascus, is on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe.

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