20 February 201815:24

Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding medical assistance for Russians wounded in Syria

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It has been pointed out that certain Russian citizens in Syria have arrived there of their own free will and for different reasons. The Foreign Ministry does not have the authority to assess the validity and legality of their decisions.

At the same time, we have the following to say, considering that the issue concerns Russian citizens outside Russia. During a recent armed clash, in which Russian service members did not take part in any capacity and Russian military equipment was not used, Russian citizens and nationals from other CIS countries are reported to have been killed or wounded – there are several dozen of the latter. They have been provided assistance to return to Russia, where, so far as we are aware, they are undergoing medical treatment at a number of hospitals.

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