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Comment: Syria is facing a humanitarian disaster that has been created by the U.S. and its allies. Until Russia joined the fight and provided the muscle the Syrian Army needed to combat the jihadi-mercenary offensive in their country, there was no talk in the U.S. of ceasefires, political processes, or ending the conflict in order to end the humanitarian crisis. But after their paid mercenaries began to lose territory and their lives, that changed (same thing happened in the Ukraine civil war - twice). Despite the propaganda, Russia, Iran, Syria, and the Kurds and Hezbollah have been the only parties actively working to end the crisis - not by arming terrorists, but by fighting them; not by killing civilians, but by saving them from 'moderate rebels' and U.S. airstrikes. the ICRC's praise is well-deserved.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) commended Russia's part in the deliveries of humanitarian aid to besieged areas of war-torn Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Earlier in the day, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met with Regional Director for the Middle East at the ICRC Robert Mardini. The sides discussed humanitarian aspects of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly, in Syria, Libya and Yemen.

"In this context, the ICRC appreciated the role of Russia, including that in the framework of coordination with other members of the International Syria Support Group and the Syrian Government, to promote international efforts for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the besieged population centers in Syria in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions 2254 and 2268, " the ministry said in a statement.

Russia has been providing humanitarian assistance to some of the Syrian areas besieged by extremist forces, as well as assisting international coordination and aid agencies.

According to the statement, both sides noted the urgent need to ensure conditions for the delivery of humanitarian assistance to people in need.

Shortly before the meeting with the Russian diplomat, Mardini said he might submit a draft proposal, which involves the negotiations on the greater contribution of Russia to the ICRC's tasks in Syria.