States supporting terrorism are responsible for the current situation in the Eastern Ghouta region in eastern Damascus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov told media on February 22 commenting on reports accusing Syria, Russia and Iran of civilian casualties and a poor humanitarian situation in the region.
“Those responsible for the situation in East Ghouta are those who support the terrorists, those that are still there. As you know, neither Russia, nor Syria, nor Iran belong to the category of such states, for it is they who on the ground are engaged in an irreconcilable struggle against the terrorists in Syria,” Peskov said.
Answering to the question about the proposed UN resolution on the introduction of a ceasefire in Syria, the spokesman said:
“Now I cannot answer this question, they are engaged in the line of our diplomatic department, our mission in New York, it is better to address this issue to the Foreign Ministry.”
Earlier, Sweden and Kuwait shared with the UN Security Council a draft resolution on the introduction of a 30-day ceasefire in Syria. The voting on the draft is expected to take place later on February 22.
Meawnhile, a large-scale media campaign aimed against the widely expected anti-terrorist operation in Eastern Ghouta is ongoing. Mainstream media outlets and pro-militant sources accuse Syrian, Iranian and Russian forces of civilian casualties and a humanitarian crisis in the area.