Ukraine condemns Assad, Russia's air raid on Turkish positions in Syria
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine declares condemnation of the actions of the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Russian Federation, which supports him, after an air attack on the positions of the Turkish military.
"Ukraine is deeply concerned about the significant escalation of the situation in Idlib and condemns the actions of Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Russian Federation, which supports it and renders it all possible assistance, as a result of which both military and civilians are getting killed," the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on February 28, 2020.
Also, Ukraine has expressed sincere condolences to the Turkish side, whose troops were killed.
In addition, in solidarity with NATO and the international community, Ukraine has called for an immediate cessation of violence and the implementation of previously reached agreements to resolve the Syrian issue.
"People's suffering must be stopped and another humanitarian catastrophe in Syria prevented," the ministry added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air raid by Syrian government forces in the northwestern Idlib province, the governor in the southeastern province of Hatay said early on Friday, further raising the death toll, while also threatening an escalation and another refugee crisis.