Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Vershinin said that the socio-economic collapse in Syria could lead to irreversible consequences, in particular to a new large-scale wave of refugees in the EU.
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“Against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic and the unprecedented tightening of illegal unilateral sanctions, Syria is facing, according to UN colleagues, the largest humanitarian crisis. Over 13.5 million Syrians are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, which is 20% more than last year, ”TASS quotes him.
According to Vershinin, the socio-economic collapse in Syria may lead to the emergence of “another black hole in the Middle East, following the example of Yemen and Libya.”
“The West, primarily European countries, will be swept by another large-scale wave of refugees,” he said.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense said that a new migration crisis is possible in Syria due to the policy of strict restrictive measures by the United States and its allies.
Source site russian.rt.com