EU calls for ceasefire in Syria's eastern Ghouta

EU calls for ceasefire in Syria's eastern Ghouta

"The European Union is running out of words to describe the horror being experienced by the people of eastern Ghouta," the bloc said.

(AhlulBayt News Agency) - The European Union called on Friday (Feb 23) for an immediate ceasefire and access for aid trucks, using a strongly-worded statement to express its anger at bombing of Syria's eastern Ghouta.

"The European Union is running out of words to describe the horror being experienced by the people of eastern Ghouta," the bloc said.

"Unhindered humanitarian access and the protection of civilians is a moral duty and a matter of urgency ... the fighting must stop now," the EU said in its statement agreed by all 28 of the bloc's governments.

The statement also said that no dispute has military solutions and the war parties should enter a political procedure under the UN.

The UN Security Council is to put to vote a draft resolution submitted by Sweden and Kuwait on the 30-day cessation of hostilities in Syria on Saturday.

Some areas in eastern Ghouta are still home to takfiri terrorists through which they attack residential areas in Damascus, a clear breach of truce agreements signed between the Syrian government and the opposition.



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