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30 March 202016:02

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the continuing military and political crisis in Yemen

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Hostilities have not abated in the Republic of Yemen, where the severe military-political conflict involving the Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia sadly entered its sixth year recently.

Fierce armed clashes continue in Yemen’s Ma'rib and Al Jawf provinces. There is no end to the exchange of air strikes, with coalition forces bombing areas of Yemen controlled by the Ansar Allah movement and Houthis using missiles and drones to attack targets inside Saudi territory. It has been reported that the coalition’s antiaircraft systems recently intercepted several missiles launched against Riyadh and the town of Jazan not far from the Yemeni border.

Earlier, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all the parties involved in the Yemeni conflict to put an end to the bloody multi-year crisis in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Moscow wholeheartedly supports this initiative of the UN Secretary-General. We believe it is necessary for all the warring parties to renounce violence and begin to seek a political settlement of existing differences. For our part, we are determined to continue to do our utmost to facilitate the UN-led negotiation process, which is intended to provide a comprehensive and durable solution to the numerous problems that Yemen is facing and which are much felt by neighbouring countries.

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