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The Russian Federation has urged the commission of the UN to deal with a problem of plunder of heritage of Syria - RIA Novosti, 6/14/2017


The serviceman of the Russian Federation in a historical part of Palmyra
GENEVA, 14 Jun — RIA Novosti, Elizabeth Isakova. Russia has called the Independent commission of the UN on investigation of violations in the field of human rights in Syria seriously to deal with problems of plunder of historical and cultural heritage of the country by illegal armed groups. Such statement was made by the senior adviser, the head of group on human rights and humanitarian issues of permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the Geneva office of the UN Alexey Goltyaev during discussion of a situation in Syria within the 35th session of Council of the UN for human rights in Geneva. "We urge the commission to deal seriously with issues of atrocities of jihadists concerning Christians and other religious minorities and their human rights consequences, a problem of plunder of the Syrian territories with direct participation of the illegal armed groups sponsored from abroad, purposeful destruction of infrastructure, crucial for the population, including aviation blows of forces of the so-called antiigilovsky coalition, the continuing export of historical and cultural values with their resale in the black markets" — he has told. Goltyaev has scarified the Independent commission on investigation in SAR again, having declared that "in her work there are serious distortions" as it pays attention only to "accusation of the lawful government of Syria". Another, 35th session of Council of the UN for human rights takes place in Geneva from June 6 to June 23.

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