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Moscow is concerned about reports of an escalation of the situation in and around Yemen.

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Moscow is concerned about reports of an escalation of the situation in and around Yemen.

According to incoming data, from January 20 to January 22, massive air strikes were carried out on military and civilian objects in the territories controlled by Ansar Allah. On January 21, a prison in Saada province was completely destroyed. As a result, according to preliminary information, 87 people were killed and 220 injured. In the province of Hodeidah, a telecommunications center was destroyed and an underwater cable was damaged, which led to an Internet blackout in most of Yemen.

In turn, the Houthis from the Ansar Allah movement fired ballistic missiles at the Ad-Darfa airbase in the UAE and an industrial area in the province of Jizan on the night of January 24 Saudi Arabia. At the same time, they threatened that airstrikes on neighboring countries would continue “until the aggression against Yemen ceases.”

We call on the forces involved in the conflict to refrain from any actions that may lead to new victims among the population and degradation of the humanitarian situation. We proceed from the fact that the exchange of strikes and related violations of international humanitarian law are a direct consequence of the acute military-political crisis in Yemen that has been going on for almost seven years, the new escalation of which poses a real threat to regional security.

We are firmly convinced that the launch of an inclusive inter-Yemeni negotiation process under the auspices of the UN would contribute to reducing the level of confrontation and solving the numerous problems that Yemen is facing today and which are largely felt by the States located next to it. We intend to actively support the relevant efforts of the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Yemen H.Grundberg.



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