Moscow, 17 October 2023 (TDI): In a series of high-level telephone conversations, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin engaged with prominent leaders, including President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, President Ebrahim Raisi of Iran, President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, and President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt, to address the rapidly escalating Palestine-Israel conflict.
The leaders expressed deep concern over the alarming increase in hostilities, which has resulted in a catastrophic rise in civilian casualties and a deepening humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
During these discussions, the leaders unanimously agreed on the imperative need for an immediate ceasefire and the establishment of a humanitarian truce.
The primary goal of these measures is to provide urgent assistance to those in desperate need within the conflict zone.
President Putin, echoing the sentiment of his fellow leaders, stressed the absolute unacceptability of any form of violence against civilians.
Furthermore, President Putin conveyed Russia’s deep sympathy for all those affected by the hostilities, as well as the families and friends of those who have lost their lives.
The Russian government stands ready to provide humanitarian aid to alleviate the suffering of those caught in the crossfire. Russia’s commitment to humanitarian assistance is rooted in a shared commitment to ease the ongoing crisis.
The Russian government emphasized its unwavering dedication to collaborating with all constructively-minded partners to bring an end to the hostilities and stabilize the situation.
This commitment aligns with Russia’s submission of a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). The resolution advocates for an immediate, balanced, and non-politicized ceasefire, seeking to restore peace and security in the region.
As the situation in the Palestine-Israel Conflict remains dire, the international community watches closely for further developments, hoping for a swift resolution that will protect innocent lives and promote lasting peace in the region.