On May 3, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a press conference that the US-led coalition had failed to provide the needed security guarantees for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Rukban refugee camp on the Syrian-Jordanian border.
“As far as the Rukban refugee camp is concerned from the standpoint of delivering humanitarian aid there, the Americans have long refused to open it to humanitarian convoys on the pretext the Syrian government allegedly refuses to give its consent,” the Russian news agency TASS quoted Lavrov as saying during the press conference.
According to the Russian foreign minister, the Damascus government and the humanitarian organizations have resolved all the issues related to the delivery of humanitarian aid to the Rukban camp. However, the US-led coalition is yet to allow the aid to enter.
Lavrov added that the US-led coalition is still active in the al-Tanaf base, near the Rukban camp, and revealed that the coalition is still training militants there despite the ceasefire agreement.
“And in this area, where Americans have unilaterally declared their territory around the al-Tanf and the Rukban refugee camps, very strange things are happening, including the training of militants, which is being conducted in order for them to continue fighting despite the ceasefire agreements fire,” Lavrov said during the press conference, according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.
Many pro-government activists have repeatedly questioned the situation in the Rukban camp, especially that UN can easily send its aid through the open Jordanian border. The US-led coalition units in the al-Tanaf base move through the same border freely on a daily basis, according to the activists.