Tag: Syria

EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

EU adopts €297 million in concrete actions for #Refugees and local communities in #Jordan and #Lebanon

| December 6, 2019

The European Union has adopted a new €297 million assistance package to support refugees and host communities in Jordan and Lebanon via the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis. The EU has also decided to extend the mandate of the Trust Fund which will allow the Trust Fund’s projects to run […]

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#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

#Wagner – Latvian Russians cruelly torture and burn Syrian man

| November 28, 2019

Mercenaries of the Russian private military company Wagner (pictured), among which are also snipers from Latvia, allegedly tortured and murdered a Syrian man and desecrated his corpse. Several of the mercenaries have been identified by the independent media outlet Novaya Gazeta, writes Sandis Tocs. In summer 2017, a video circulated the web depicting several Russian-speaking armed men, presumably Wagner mercenaries, beating a man […]

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#Syria – Indiscriminate attacks on critical civilian infrastructure must stop immediately 

#Syria – Indiscriminate attacks on critical civilian infrastructure must stop immediately 

| November 22, 2019

The EU High Representative Federica Mogherini calls on indiscriminate attacks in north-west Syria to cease immediately. In a statement Mogherini condemned attacks on a camp of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and the bombing of a critical life-saving health facility close to the Turkish border are yet another deplorable escalation in the deteriorating situation in north-west Syria.  Mogherini expressed the EU’s most […]

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MEPs call for sanctions against #Turkey over military operation in #Syria

MEPs call for sanctions against #Turkey over military operation in #Syria

| October 24, 2019

MEPs strongly condemned the unilateral Turkish military intervention in northeast Syria, urging Turkey to withdraw all of its forces from Syrian territory. In a resolution, adopted on Thursday by show of hands, MEPs warn that Turkey’s intervention in northeast Syria is a grave violation of international law, undermining the stability and security of the region […]

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#Turkey – ‘This is not a ceasefire, it is a demand for capitulation’ Tusk 

#Turkey – ‘This is not a ceasefire, it is a demand for capitulation’ Tusk 

| October 19, 2019

President of the European Council Donald Tusk said he did not want to provoke new tensions between the EU and Turkey, but added that “the so-called ceasefire in North-East Syria is not what we expected, it is not a ceasefire it is a demand for capitulation on the part of the Kurds.”   He called for […]

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EU hosts high-level ministerial event on #Syria in New York

EU hosts high-level ministerial event on #Syria in New York

| September 26, 2019

High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini (pictured) and Commissioner Christos Stylianides hosted a new edition of the traditional ministerial meeting on Syria in the margins on the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. The meeting was an opportunity to reaffirm the EU’s support to find a political solution that opens the way towards a united, independent, […]

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#Syria – EU condemns deterioration of situation in Idlib

#Syria – EU condemns deterioration of situation in Idlib

| July 25, 2019

The latest attack in a marketplace in Maraat al-Numan in North West Syria on 22 July is one of the deadliest attacks on civilian areas since the current offensive began at the end of April. We express our most sincere condolences to the families of the victims, writes the EEAS spokesperson. As the UN points […]

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