The US-led bloc has supplied ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra (now known as Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) terrorists in Syria with weapons through Eastern European countries, including Ukraine, and the Balkan countries, the Syrian Foreign Ministry says.
“It is obvious that the United States and its allies are supplying a huge amount of ammunition and weapons, using third countries such as the Eastern European countries, Ukraine, and the Balkan states, to fuel the Nusra Front and Daesh [ISIS],” Alaa Saeed Din Hamdan, the first secretary of the Syrian Foreign Ministry’s international relations department, said.
“The United States is supplying arms to other terrorist groups. They act through intermediaries and play an important role in the black market in the illicit arms industry.”
He pointed out further that there is a “strong link” between the illegal arms trade and the ongoing crisis in Syria.
“For supplies they use third countries in Eastern Europe, for example, Ukraine and the Balkan states,” he noted.