Russia’s defense minister has accused the international community of failures to rebuild Syria.
“Despite pledges, international organizations are not helping Russia to calm the situation in Syria,” Sergei Shoigu said in Moscow on Friday.
“For example, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared that the destroyed monuments should be rebuilt when the terrorists destroyed the world cultural heritage in the Syrian cities of Tedmor (Palmyra) and Aleppo,” the Russian defense minister added.
“But when such an opportunity was created, no one helped,” Shoigu continued.
“Unlike its foreign partners, Russia has made every effort to rebuild Syria, such as demining in Tedmor (Palmyra) as well as digitizing the antiquities in that city,” the statement continued.
The U.S. think tank The Atlantic Council recently reported in relation to Syria’s reconstruction, Russia told the European Union that it would have to pay $400 billion (reconstruction costs) if Syrian refugees were to return home.
In a piece on the future of EU relations with Syria, as well as the role of that union in Syria’s reconstruction, the think tank The Atlantic Council wrote that differences among EU member states have increased.
The official position of the EU is that no member of the Union should participate in the reconstruction of Syria until the political process in Syria is resolved and the demands of the Syrian people are met, the think tank “The Atlantic Council” added.
The European countries allied with the White House, which support the terrorists in Syria, have exacerbated the unrest and crises in recent years together with the terrorist groups.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent – VN