Russia warned on Thursday that the aggression on Yemen’s Al-Hodeidah by Saudi-led coalition will be a disaster for the whole of Yemen and will hamper the political settlement in the country.
In a statement published on Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry said the clashes in the port city will cut off supply channels for medicines and other essentials, which will endanger the lives of civilians.
“All this confirms our initial misgivings that the offensive on Al Hodeidah threatens to result in catastrophic consequences for the whole of Yemen. We deeply regret that UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths was not provided with the additional time he was requesting to prevent the implementation of such a scenario,” the statement read.
The ministry added that the ongoing offensive would significantly damage “the prospects for a political settlement of the Yemen crisis.”