Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov blasted the US’s inaction on Syria’s Rukban refugee camp on Monday, reiterating Moscow’s long-standing concerns about the fate of refugees in the US-controlled territory.
“It’s long past time to withdraw the refugees from [the Rukban camp],” Lavrov said.
“We, along with the Syrian government, are calling for this to take place. But the United States and the extremists under their control who control this camp prohibit people from leaving.”
The Russian top diplomat also expressed hope that representatives of the United Nations, who recently accompanied a second humanitarian relief convoy to Rukban would “see that everything is far from being in order” at the camp, and report on their findings to the UN Security Council.