UN concerned about shelling in Syrian eastern Ghouta de-escalation zone

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (MNA) – The United Nations is concerned about the new artillery shelling in Syria's de-escalation zone located in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, Stephane Dujarric, the UN secretary general's spokesman, said.

The humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, controlled by several armed opposition groups, remains tense. Humanitarian agencies have confirmed worsening food conditions in this area, but not mass starvation.

Russia, which is in charge of monitoring the situation in this de-escalation zone, believes that the rumors about hunger in Eastern Ghouta are exaggerated, but has noted that the region has the highest concentration of communities in urgent need of humanitarian aid and strongly advises the West to engage in providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people.

SPUTNIK/MNA

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