Publish date21 Jun 2024 - 19:00
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Russian foreign minister says Israeli actions pushed settlement with Palestine far back

Israel has pushed the settlement with Palestine far back by its actions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday.
Russian foreign minister says Israeli actions pushed settlement with Palestine far back

Speaking at a news conference in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Lavrov said Moscow cannot accept the methods the Israeli troops are employing in their military operation in the Gaza Strip.
"In reality, the destruction of civilians is happening, and most importantly, if we body_abstract from today's humanitarian tragedy, the most important thing is that these (Israeli) actions further delay the prospect of sustainable long-term peace in the Middle East through the creation of a Palestinian state in full accordance with UN decisions," he added.
Lavrov emphasized that instability in the Middle East directly impacts not only the adjacent territories, but militants also flee the region in the direction of areas neighboring Russia -- the Central Asia and the Caucasus.
The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) adopted four statements after its June 20-21 meeting in Almaty, with one of them on the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, with particular emphasis on the state of affairs in Gaza, the minister said.
"This is also a direction that we are closely monitoring and trying to contribute to calming the situation by channeling it into a process of searching for political solutions based on the resolutions by UN Security Council and the General Assembly," he said.
Israel has killed more than 37,000 Palestinians since Oct. 7, 2023 cross-border incursion by Hamas that claimed around 1,200 lives. The attacks have triggered a humanitarian disaster and an ongoing trial over alleged genocide at the International Court of Justice.
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