Speaking about the situation of Afghanistan, the fight against drugs and the civilian casualties in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson emphasized on the fight against drugs while urging prevention of civilian casualties.

Speaking about the situation of Afghanistan, the fight against drugs and the civilian casualties in the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson emphasized on the fight against drugs while urging prevention of civilian casualties.

The Russian embassy in Kabul said in a statement to DIDPress: we noted the joint report of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Office of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the large number of victims among civilians after the US air attacks on drug labs in Afghanistan on May 5, 2019.
“While recognising the importance of fighting drug production in Afghanistan, we believe that this must not be done at the cost of civilian lives. Such actions provoke a negative response in Afghan society and are not acceptable under international humanitarian law,” said Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova.

“We call on Washington to carefully investigate those involved in the death of civilians, hold them accountable and take comprehensive measures to prevent further casualties among Afghan civilians during future operations like this,” she added.

Exemption from Punishment for US Military (Capitulation)
Russia’s Foreign Ministry continues to stand against US Secretary of State’s recent remarks, adding that such declarations are regrettable.
“In this context, the recent statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the futility of attempts of the International Criminal Court to resume proceedings against US military personnel for their crimes against civilians during the Afghan conflict is also a cause for regret. We believe that the sense of impunity encouraged by such statements does not help in preserving basic international humanitarian law, but can result in an increase in the number of military conflict’s victims,” Zakharova added.


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